Monday, December 21, 2009

"The Elements" is Back!

Recently I wrote a post about my favorite gift book of the year, The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe, by Theodore Gray. It was a somewhat sad posting, as the book was out of stock everywhere in the known universe. But the book gods smiled upon us, and the publisher got a carton of the books returned to them from a reading -- and they turned around and sent them to us!!

Before we could even get the eight books out of the box, two of them sold, so now we have six copies left. And then they're all gone until after the first of the year. So hurry in now and get this fantastic gift.

The book offers an eye-opening, original collection of gorgeous, never-before-seen photographic representations of the 118 elements in the periodic table that seem to pop off of the black backgrounds. Organized in order of appearance on the periodic table, each element is represented by a spread that includes a stunning, full-page, full-color photograph that most closely represents it in its purest form. Several additional photographs show each element in slightly altered forms or as used in various practical ways. The book is a stunning combination of art and science that would make a fabulous gift for someone special.

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