Did you know the melting point of gallium is so low that it will melt in your hand because of your body heat? Or that four new man-made elements were officially named as recently as 2016?
Packed with striking new photography, DK Eyewitness Books: The Elements walks you through all 118 elements in the periodic table. From the history of when the periodic table was first created to the scientific classification of the elements into groups, DK Eyewitness Books: The Elements is an exhaustive guide to everything elemental.
The book details what elements are and explains what lies at the core of each one of them. It then delves into the origin of every element (both naturally occurring and synthetic), where they are found, and how they are used. Explore elements such as carbon and oxygen and learn why they are essential to our survival. See how precious gold protects astronauts in space, and why the metal mercury can be both a solid and a liquid.
Filled with clear, easy to understand facts, DK Eyewitness Books: The Elements is an essential addition to every budding scientist’s bookshelf. Also included is a pull-out poster for easy reference, perfect for the bedroom or classroom.
DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world leading illustrated reference publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann. DK publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 100 countries and over 60 languages, with offices in the UK, India, US, Germany, China, Canada, Spain and Australia.
DK’s aim is to inspire, educate and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics, with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.
Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery and parenting.
DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the best-selling LEGO® books.
DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot’s Guides series and Prima Games, the world’s leading publisher of strategy content for PC and console video games.