Think back about a year and a half, and you might remember an amazing book called The Elements, filled with photos and great information on every element in the periodic table. You know what's even more amazing that that book? It's partner in crime, Molecules: The Elements and Architecture of Everything.
Like it's predecessor, Molecules is filled with stunning photos and heaps of fascinating information. Unlike it's predecessor though, it does not actually name all the molecules, but that's okay.
As the author, Theodore Gray point out, there is no realistic way to do that. There are just too many. So he focuses on the ones he finds the most important. Starting with the basics, like how atoms bond to form molecules, and then moving on to more complex ideas, Gray pulls together a glorious web of science and connection.
Gray writes about elements and molecules as if they are friends. Each has a distinct personality, style, and way of interacting that makes it unique. After reading through this book, I have to say, molecules are just plain awesome.
From the food we eat, to the soaps we clean with, to the colors we paint on the canvas, to the person standing next to you, molecules teach us that we are all connected.
Which is why we would like to share the atomic love, and give away a copy of Molecules! To enter simply leave a comment on this post by 8am on Thursday, January 15th. The winner will be chosen by the lovely random number gererator, and announced later that day.
Good luck everyone!
And the winner is Sarah who wrote:
"This would be a great resource to use with my science loving daughter!"
Thanks for participating everyone!
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