The Element in the Room

The Element in the Room : Investigating the Atomic Ingredients That Make Up Your Home

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Did you know that without the lead in your pencil, there would be no life on Earth? Just about everything in the universe is made from only 92 elements - and from aluminum to zinc, many of them are hiding in your very own home! This funny and fascinating guide is bursting with brilliant facts about the atomic ingredients that make up everything around us. Join scientific sleuth Sherlock Ohms as he investigates the elements, and help his enquiries with explosive experiments.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 229 x 292 x 13mm | 567g
  • China
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1786271788
  • 9781786271785
  • 51,260

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[A] witty guide to the elements.-The New York Times
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About Mike Barfield

Mike Barfield is a comic writer, cartoonist, poet, and performer with 25 years' experience. He has worked in TV, radio, books, newspapers, and magazines--as well as schools, libraries, museums, bookshops, and George Bernard Shaw's back garden. Lauren Humphrey is a London-based illustrator. Her colorful and quirky illustrations have featured in the New York Times, the Guardian, and Anorak magazine.
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40 ratings
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