Molecules The Elements and the ArchitectTheodore Gray
Here, he explores through fascinating stories and trademark stunning photography the most interesting, essential, useful, and beautiful of the millions of chemical structures that make up every material in the world. Gray begins with an explanation of how atoms bond to form molecules and compounds, as well as the difference between organic and inorganic chemistry.
He then goes on to explore the vast array of materials molecules can create, including: soaps and solvents; goops and oils; rocks and ores; ropes and fibers; painkillers and dangerous drugs; sweeteners; perfumes and stink bombs; colors and pigments; and controversial compounds including asbestos, CFCs, and thimerosal.
Big, gorgeous photographs, as well as diagrams of the compounds and their chemical bonds, rendered with never before seen beauty, accompany each discussion. Smaller images capture molecules in their various states and include stop-motion-photography of fascinating natural and unnatural phenomena. As he did in The Elements, Gray shows us molecules as we've never seen them before.
It's the perfect book for his loyal fans who've been eager for more and for anyone fascinated with the mysteries of the material world.
Author: Gray, Theodore
Publication date: 01/10/2014