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Basher Science: The Periodic Table: New Expanded Edition Paperback – 18 Apr 2011
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"...the look is punchy, immediate and effective. The content is
equally gripping." -- The Guardian
"An engrossing read and an ideal way to painlessly impart a great
deal of science history." -- New Scientist
"I love science... It's great to see a book making it accessible... Science should be fun."
-- Damien Hirst
"This blending of science and art is pure genius. No budding
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"This illustrated pocket-sized guide is a creative bombshell and
will transform the way you think." -- TES --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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The book is accurate and covers everything a young mind would need to know about the elements and the little poster that comes with it (not shown here but is folded up in the back of the bok) is AMAZING!
I have scoured the internet for a periodic table for my son, and they come in many shapes and sizes but htis one is ideal as the colourful cartoon characters each element is given are represented on the chart too and he is really keen to learn all about them!
The book is written in the first person for each element and several interesting facts are given for each element as well as the important scientific data in easy to refer to bullet point form at the top of every page.
The elements are grouped correctly and each group has its own title page with description of the main features of each group (i.e. what makes the group what it is and how to identify elements that belong to that group)
the book is smaller than I thought but that just makes it even more accesible and the text is a good size, not too big, yet big enough to keep small eyes glued to the page.
I am now on the hunt to see if Kingfisher have published any more science books in this style as I want them all
Also an ideal read for Adults trying to pick up Science again after many years ( like me)
Super - really worth the money, and mine was delivered in 2 days.
OK - so its not for chemistry A-level or above, but anything below that level is sure to love it and to behonest I am thrilled that the book has given my son of 9 a chance to access the periodic table and that I won't all be far too tedious for him when he gets into Chemistry more later - he'll be one up on his classmates.
My kids are absolutely sold on them - even fight over them! My son was able to correct his teacher in school over something she was teaching them about Calcium and the teacher had to go away and research it, then came back and gave my boy a sticker for knowing better than her!
Each element is presented in a 'swap card' style (similar to football cards, top trumps, etc) page and presents really fascinating and memorable information, they are colour coded and such like for aid of memory. Really cool. Makes science fun.
Whether you're studying chemistry in school right now or not, you're sure to get a kick out of the full-color illustrations inside the pages of this book. Plus, you might actually learn something, as each element is fully described in detail: the name, its symbol, its atomic number, its atomic weight, its color, its standard state, and its classification.
The elements are also broken down into eleven separate categories, including the Alkali Metals, the Transition Elements, the Boron Elements, the Carbon Elements, the Nitrogen Elements, the Oxygen Elements, the Halogen Elements, the Noble Gases, the Lanthanides and Actinides, and the Transactinides.
This is the perfect, easy-to-use reference guide for people of all ages, and the included poster can easily be used for an educating, stylish decorating tool. Who knew elements could be so interesting??
Reviewed by: Jennifer Wardrip, aka "The Genius"
5 stars for appealing massively to my daughter from the age of 7, when she got it, to now (age 10), when it is still in favour.
The subsequent 'Physics: Why Matter Matters' is even better and we can't wait for the Biology one in Oct 2008. Hope the series keeps going!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Simple little book and easy to read, it's meant for kids but adults can enjoy it too, I certainly do.Published 19 months ago by nazareno
Pre-owned - not a problem. However, disappointingly without Periodic Table.Published on 2 Jan. 2015 by Sharon
A friend recommended this book to me and I was very impressed when I bought it. I was always keep it near me when reading or watching TV as I find it comes in handy when something... Read morePublished on 17 Oct. 2013 by moira major
I bought this book for my 8 year old. It makes learning fun & easy thanks to the brilliant element characters & clear concise information. Read morePublished on 3 Oct. 2013 by Miss.Chief
Very pleased with this book. Bought to help my son with his KS3 science. Presented in a friendly way, easy to follow.Published on 24 Sept. 2013 by Mrs Rachel Hodson
Great book - brings the elements of chemistry to life ! Easy to understand for any age group and quirky characters help them stick in a child's memory.Published on 2 Aug. 2013 by Mrs M
I got this for my 7yr old who prefers fact books over story books. He loves it! On long car journeys we play "guess the element" where he reads out the description. Read morePublished on 19 July 2013 by Oxtid
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