Wonderful Life With the Elements, An Illustrated Book About Chemistry

Wonderful Life with the Elements by Bunpei Yorifuji

Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji created a great way of learning about the periodic table and chemistry by giving elements a unique friendly face and property visuals in his illustrated book Wonderful Life with the Elements. Hardcover editions are available to pre-order from No Starch Press and Amazon.

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.

Wonderful Life with the Elements by Bunpei Yorifuji

Wonderful Life with the Elements by Bunpei Yorifuji

Wonderful Life with the Elements by Bunpei Yorifuji

images via No Starch Press and Amazon

via No Starch Press

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