Monday, February 9, 2009

Nonfiction Monday: Periodic Table: Elements with Style by Adrian Dingle & Basher

This complete explanation of the periodic table gives a description of each element, told in first-person, and its density, melting and boiling point, date of discovery and also includes details of its classification and atomic information.

The illustrations are cartoonish and show bulky anthropomorphic representations of each element. There is a brief glossary and index included.

Verdict: This may be useful for a student struggling with understanding the periodic table, but the reading level and length are too long and heavy for it to be a memorization aid. Some of the elements include snippets of information, but this will have a limited appeal to nonfiction readers.

ISBN: 978-0753466131; Published 2007 by Kingfisher; Borrowed from the library

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