Published by Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, November 2011
The exploration of the elements continues! Theodore Gray’s Elements Vault builds on Gray’s best-selling book with all new text, plus removable historic letters and other artifacts and collectible samples of real elements
The Elements Vault picks up where The Elements left off. Organized into the nine major groups of the periodic table, including the alkali metals, the alkali earth metals, the transition metals, the nonmetals, the metalloids, the halogens, the noble gases, the actinides, and the lanthanides, Elements Vault includes all new text, new photographs, and even more information about the elements.
Elements Vault also includes 20 removable historic documents related to the elements and the field of chemistry, such as Einstein’s famous letter to Roosevelt explaining the potential of uranium for use in nuclear weapons, a genuine advertisement for lithium-laced 7UP soda, Mendeleev’s original notes on the periodic table, and more. Each of these documents is individually packaged in an envelope attached to the book page. The document can be removed and handled and then put back into the book for safekeeping. Also here is a gorgeous 20″ x 10″ poster of the unique rainbow spectrum emitted by each element in the periodic table.
Also included inside the book are real samples of pure elements!
Filled with Theo Gray’s and Nick Mann’s trademark stunning photography throughout, Elements Vault is the perfect addition to Gray’s growing series of all-things-elements.
"I don't know if this is the first coffee-table book paying lush photographic homage to the periodic table, but it is certainly the most gorgeous one I've seen." --John Tierney, The New York Times
Theodore Gray is the author of The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe; Theo Gray's Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do At Home, But Probably Shouldn't; Mad Science 2: Experiments You Can Do At Home, But Still Probably Shouldn't; and Popular Science magazine's "Gray Matter" column. With his company Touch Press, Gray is the developer of best-selling iPad and iPhone apps, including The Elements, Solar System, Disney Animated, The Orchestra, The Waste Land, and Skulls by Simon Winchester. He lives in Urbana, Illinois.
Nick Mann is the photographer of The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe. Aside from having photographed more elements and compounds than probably anyone in the world, he is an accomplished landscape, sports, and event photographer. He lives in Urbana, Illinois.
Simon Quellen Field is the author of five books on general science and chemistry, two on computing, and four novels (so far). He is the president and CEO of Kinetic Microscience, where he designs scientific toys and sells them on the website scitoys.com.