Molecules is the long-awaited sequel to Theodore Grays bestselling book and revolutionary iPad app, The Elements. Featuring the same style of breathtaking photography as The Elements and Grays trademark exhilarating prose, Molecules explores hundreds of the most interesting, unusual, and surprising chemical bonds and how they form to make up all of the stuff in the world.
Everything physical is made up of the elements and the infinite variety of molecules they form when they combine with each other. In Molecules, Theodore Gray 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 weve never seen them before. Its the perfect book for his loyal fans whove been eager for more and for anyone fascinated with the mysteries of the material world.