Reactions: An Illustrated Exploration of Elements, Molecules, and Change in the Universe

by Theodore Gray illustrated by Nick Mann (photos)


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Brilliant images help illustrate how molecules react and interact in ways that we usually take for granted—from how fireworks explode to the way paint dries!
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With Reactions, bestselling author Theodore Gray continues the journey through our molecular and chemical world that began with tour de force The Elements and continued with Molecules. In The Elements, Gray gave us a never-before-seen mesmerizing photographic view of the 118 elements in the periodic table. In Molecules, with the same phenomenal photographic skill, plus beautifully rendered computer-generated graphics, he showed us how the elements combine to form the stuff of our universe—from table salt to oxygen to the thousands of colors and smells that surround us.At last, we’ve reached Reactions, in which Gray once again puts his photography and storytelling to work, demonstrating how molecules interact in ways that are essential to our very existence. The book begins with a brief recap of elements and molecules, then goes on to explain important concepts that characterize a chemical reaction, including energy, entropy, and time. It is then organized by type of reaction, including chapters such as “Fantastic Reactions and Where to Find Them,” “On the Origin of Light and Color,” and “The Need for Speed.” Also addressed are topics such as weather, ignition, and fire and the fascinating ways that the reactions that drive them unfold at the chemical level.
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    • Grades: 6 - 12
    • Ages: 12 - and up
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 10" x 10"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-316-51968-7