Wonderful Life With the Elements: The Periodic Table Personified

Wonderful Life With the Elements The Periodic Table Personified Get to Know the Elements From the brilliant mind of Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji comes Wonderful Life with the Elements an illustrated guide to the periodic table that gives chemistry a friendly f

  • Title: Wonderful Life With the Elements: The Periodic Table Personified
  • Author: Bunpei Yorifuji Fredrik Lindh
  • ISBN: 9781593274238
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Get to Know the Elements From the brilliant mind of Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji comes Wonderful Life with the Elements, an illustrated guide to the periodic table that gives chemistry a friendly face.In this super periodic table, every element is a unique character whose properties are represented visually heavy elements are fat, man made elements are robots, and noblGet to Know the Elements From the brilliant mind of Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji comes Wonderful Life with the Elements, an illustrated guide to the periodic table that gives chemistry a friendly face.In this super periodic table, every element is a unique character whose properties are represented visually heavy elements are fat, man made elements are robots, and noble gases sport impressive afros Every detail is significant, from the length of an element s beard to the clothes on its back You ll also learn about each element s discovery, its common uses, and other vital stats like whether it floats or explodes in water.Why bother trudging through a traditional periodic table In this periodic paradise, the elements are people too And once you ve met them, you ll never forget them.Includes pull out poster

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    1. I am a humanities guy, but someone suggested I check out how science could get taught/enhanced through comics. And it works! I mean, I am not exactly interested in this subject, but if I were studying organic chemistry, whoa! Chemistry with a sense of humor!Yorifuji imagines every element as a unique character whose properties are represented visually, and anthropomorphically: Heavy elements are fat (okay, large) guys, and so on. We learn about the properties of the elements as if they were char [...]

    2. Wonderful Life with the Elements is fantastic! Originally published in Japan, every element in the periodic table is represented in this book as a cute little man to make it easier to understand and remember that element’s properties, uses, and history. The drawings, in shades of yellow and black, are definitely quirky but for me that is part of their charm. Different hairstyles, clothing, and body types are used to give at-a-glance information about the elements. Hydrogen, for instance, is a [...]

    3. I wish this book was published back when I studied Organic Chemistry. Perhaps, it would be a great addition to the text book.The book describes all elements in the world, leads you to understand what exactly chemists talk about when they say we encounter and use elements from the beginning we open our eyes until bed time. Even the elements are within our bodies. Go read it if you're curious enough.

    4. As the title makes clear, Yorifuji has taken the traditionally "dry" periodic table of the elements and created one where each element has been personified based on its weight, main characteristics, uses, etc. While it's not the type of book that you are likely to read from cover to cover, it is certainly a quirky and useful reference book, and it neatly makes chemistry come alive in a creative way.

    5. Well, my brother was actually given this, and before that, I didn't really know the elements very well. The only names of the elements I remembered very well before this book were Oxygen, Hydrogen, Gold, Silver, Copper, Zinc, and Nitrogen. (Maybe Neon.) But now, I know a LOT more than I used to, and I also wasn't really a science type of person. (Although I am interested in certain science-y stuff.) But now, I know that Selenium is in chocolate and can lower the chances of heart disease, and tha [...]

    6. "If the body were an orchestra, the minerals would be its conductor."A marvelous book for a so-so person who are not interested into science. Yes, me. Nevertheless, I enjoyed so much every page, illustration, and explanation from the author. Now, I know that the average human is made up from approximately 65% of oxygen, 18% of carbon, and 10% of hydrogen. For a beginner one, reading this book is so much fun compared to the relevant subjects that I got in the classroom :p

    7. This book was interesting, although not exactly a sit down read. I don't know why all the personified elements needed to be male (complete with genitalia) and I honestly found that to be quite a distraction (the suggestion that everything that makes up our universe is apparently male, not the cartoon genitalia). Again, an interesting idea (the book, not the gendered universe) and a memorable way of presenting an abstract concept, but overall I can only rate this as okay.

    8. A really fun way of understanding the periodic table, or at least enjoying it! Different characteristics of each element are systematically visualized as characteristics of a person: a hairdo, clothing, body type, etc, so that each element becomes a Japanese cartoon character. Great for older elementary school kids all the way up to adult readers who like the periodic table.

    9. "In this super periodic table, every element is a unique character whose properties are represented visually: heavy elements are fat, man-made elements are robots, and noble gases sport impressive afros. Every detail is significant, from the length of an element's beard to the clothes on its back."

    10. This book is really amazing! When I was at school, chemistry is the object I hate the most until I've met this book. I'd like to recommend, even you dont like chemistry, let's give it a try!

    11. Hình vẽ dễ thương, ngộ nghĩnh Liệt kê đầy đủ tất các nguyên tốcũ và mới kể cả những nguyên tố nhân tạo ít ai biết đến.

    12. Livrarias oferecem experiências que lojas online não tem como oferecer, como contato com o livro antes de comprar, troca de ideia com vendedores e outros clientes, chegar na loja com uma lista de livros e não ter nenhum… E nessa de não ter nenhum livro da lista, tu acabas descobrindo maravilhas! Foi assim que descobri O Fantástico Mundo dos Elementos – A tabela periódica personificada!O Fantástico Mundo dos Elementos é um livro ilustrado desenvolvido pelo japonês Bunpei Yorifuji. Ne [...]

    13. Well Written[Note: Review transitioned from Barnes & Noble website]This is an excellent book. The author describes every element in the periodic table. The description includes the atomic weight, scientific abbreviation, and a description of what that element is use for (for most elements), with other details in a picture like format. I liked how the author introduced the elements to our daily lives, what we eat, how the elements are utilized daily; including our bodies are described. Everyt [...]

    14. I never thought I’d spend a Sunday afternoon of my adult life reading a book about the periodic table for no specific reason and thoroughly enjoying myself. I also never thought I’d ever have a “favourite” element or end up memorizing the different families of elements. But I did. I cannot recommend this book enough. I wish I had had it when I was actually taking chemistry. I'm sure my grades would have been better, and it would have been a more interesting class for me.openprivatelife/2 [...]

    15. I have complained that I is very hard to find good popular science books on chemistry. After reading this I am afraid that the bar for this niche has been set far to high for these books.This is a wonderful read, very nice illustrations, funny and contains lots of interesting little facts about the different elements!

    16. Este é um compêndio ilustrado de química muito original e divertido, em "estilo japonês" (figurinhas e situações engraçadas ilustram o uso dos elementos e os representa em formas humanas com roupas, cabelos, etc, de acordo com suas propriedades). Não é profundo (as informações são gerais), mas excelente! Ótimo para todas as idades!

    17. Good little quirky look at the elements. Elements personified doesn't hold a lot of information but is a good way at understanding age, uses, relationships and behaviour of elements. I don't think there could be a more fun book on the elements and worth a flick through just for the illustrations.

    18. I personally love this little book, but those for whom I bought (the more chemistry-oriented in my life) have not been taken by its quirkiness as much as me. I wish I could draw like this author does.

    19. This is a delightful introduction to the elements. The design is really fun, and the information that is presented for each element is interesting. I wish this had been available when I was in high school, as reading it then may have helped to keep me more interested in my chemistry classes.

    20. Yes the periodic table and the elements can be made into a fun and educational comic!If you want more on the elements in a readable narrative see: The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elementsby Sam Kean

    21. I really wish I had read this before taking Chemistry, but really I wish I could have given this to my chemistry teacher. It's cute, mildly informative, and an easy coffee table book.

    22. Another recommendation from brainpickings, which I thoroughly dug. Plus, it taught me about the elements, like, for real.

    23. This book is a really great help for learning about the periodic table. The illustrations are really cute and funny as well but you still learn something.

    24. A wonderful way to look at the world around us and understand the chemistry involved in our lives. If you love elements and the periodic table, you'll love the humor and design of this book.

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