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    Do you know where i can buy online a book all about periodic table of elements with at least 50% pictures and with scientific description? Just mostly or entirely texts make it boring for me. I prefer it like reading a manga than a light novel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by xingha View Post
    Do you know where i can buy online a book all about periodic table of elements with at least 50% pictures and with scientific description? Just mostly or entirely texts make it boring for me. I prefer it like reading a manga than a light novel.
    No. Chemistry is not for babies. Suggest you get used to reading text, like any sentient adult.


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    Oh! Harsh but true

    This one has more pictures than most though
    https://books.google.co.uk/books/abo...on&redir_esc=y
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    I remember once reading a Time-Life book in one of their science series which was about the periodic table
    donít know whether itís still in print though, although you might find it in a secondhand bookshop
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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    Quote Originally Posted by xingha View Post
    Do you know where i can buy online a book all about periodic table of elements with at least 50% pictures and with scientific description? Just mostly or entirely texts make it boring for me. I prefer it like reading a manga than a light novel.
    The section on the elements in the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is a pleasant and quick read, despite the lack of pictures. It's only a few dozen pages long.

    I wouldn't recommend buying a new CRC handbook just for this one section, but you can often find older editions for a song at library booksales and such.
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    Revised 1954 Periodic Table. Falconer may recognize this from closed school (science room) in New Molson Washington. Now a museum. Snapped this in 2017 summer. School was closed in 1963 I believe.

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    https://www.youtube.com/user/periodicvideos

    Not nuts and bolts educational, but good science entertainment.
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    A fantastic book for this would be "The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe" by Theodore Gray. You can get the hardcover off Amazon for about $24, https://www.amazon.com/Elements-Visu.../dp/1579128149 I bought my brother a copy of it when he was in high school. It's a gorgeous book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falconer360 View Post
    A fantastic book for this would be "The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe" by Theodore Gray. You can get the hardcover off Amazon for about $24, https://www.amazon.com/Elements-Visu.../dp/1579128149 I bought my brother a copy of it when he was in high school. It's a gorgeous book.
    I happened to have been in the uni library when your post popped up, so I went to take a look. It is, as you say, fantastic. I will be ordering a copy soon, so thanks, Falconer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tk421 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Falconer360 View Post
    A fantastic book for this would be "The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe" by Theodore Gray. You can get the hardcover off Amazon for about $24, https://www.amazon.com/Elements-Visu.../dp/1579128149 I bought my brother a copy of it when he was in high school. It's a gorgeous book.
    I happened to have been in the uni library when your post popped up, so I went to take a look. It is, as you say, fantastic. I will be ordering a copy soon, so thanks, Falconer!
    You're welcome TK! I forget where I came across it first, I know it was when I was travelling for work though.

    Also Zin - I looked at your picture first without reading the text and thought, why is that so familiar? That explains it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by xingha View Post
    Do you know where i can buy online a book all about periodic table of elements with at least 50% pictures and with scientific description? Just mostly or entirely texts make it boring for me. I prefer it like reading a manga than a light novel.
    https://www.amazon.com/Matter-scienc.../dp/B0007E88HG

    Pictures of all the elements (at least all the elements they knew about in 1965.) But the photography is awesome.
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    Also Zin - I looked at your picture first without reading the text and thought, why is that so familiar? That explains it!
    Thought you would recognize. Finally managed to post a photo only to realize that was the only pic of trip to Molson left in my gallery. Somehow they all disappeared. Hopefully I have them saved somewhere else. I took quite a few shots of science room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos View Post
    Thought you would recognize. Finally managed to post a photo only to realize that was the only pic of trip to Molson left in my gallery. Somehow they all disappeared. Hopefully I have them saved somewhere else. I took quite a few shots of science room.
    I hop you do too. Molson is a neat old place. When you finally make it to Stonerose, you'll have to go check out the car and truck museum in Curlew and the Ansorge Hotel in Curlew. Anyways, I'm done derailing the thread now lol.


    Bill - I think my work had a copy of that donated to it from someones estate. Despite being from the mid-sixties, it has great pictures of the elements known then.
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    I believe there are periodic table apps available that visually display periodic table information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falconer360 View Post
    Bill - I think my work had a copy of that donated to it from someones estate. Despite being from the mid-sixties, it has great pictures of the elements known then.
    I dug it out of storage when we had kids. They loved looking at all the pictures when they were 4 and 5. (And now they can tell noble gases from actinides.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos View Post
    Revised 1954 Periodic Table. Falconer may recognize this from closed school (science room) in New Molson Washington. Now a museum. Snapped this in 2017 summer. School was closed in 1963 I believe.

    - thats not a book but an oversized periodic table of elements lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falconer360 View Post
    A fantastic book for this would be "The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe" by Theodore Gray. You can get the hardcover off Amazon for about $24, https://www.amazon.com/Elements-Visu.../dp/1579128149 I bought my brother a copy of it when he was in high school. It's a gorgeous book.
    - its lithium section does not contain how lithium was formed. i will try to find a better one. and thanks!
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    i will scout some local bookstore here first and see what they have
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    Chemistry with nuclear physics. Not the stuff you learned at school. Lots of pictures and not boring.

    https://www.amazon.com/Elemental-Per.../dp/1468317024
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    https://s747.photobucket.com/user/xi...ray&sort=1&o=0

    @ox if i had more budget, i will take a look of that
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