The Periodic Table

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Kingfisher, 2014 - Chemical elements - 192 pages

Do you confuse boron with barium or chlorine with fluorine? Fear not! Basher Science has come to the rescue by mixing science and art to create a unique periodic table. From unassuming oxygen to devious manganese, the incredible elements show you the periodic table as you've never seen it before.

Basher Science: The Periodic Table gives a face, voice and personality to the chemical elements, making learning chemistry easier and a whole lot more fun. This new expanded edition reflects the latest discoveries, and now each of the 115 elements has not just a picture but an information-packed page all to itself.

Basher's highly original books make difficult concepts tangible, understandable and even lovable. With his stylish, contemporary characters he communicates science brilliantly.

"a creative bombshell - will transform the way you think." Times Educational Supplement

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User Review  - amcarter - LibraryThing

Like other books in the Basher Science series, the elements in the periodic table are personified and each comes with an anime-esque illustration. This would be a good reference book for children who ... Read full review

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User Review  - rgwomack - LibraryThing

Dingles's book is new slant on the periodic table. The most common and readily recognizable elements are presented in pokemon like fashion and given almost superhero status. They present themselves ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Simon Basher is the creator and illustrator of more than a dozen internationally best-selling books for children including the critically acclaimed Basher Science series. Based in London, Basher specializes in 'graphic surrealism' and his characters fill the gap between edgy manga and the cuteness of Hello Kitty!

High school chemistry teacher Adrian Dingle is the creator of an award-winning chemistry website. The site has been recommended by the BBC and the National Science Teachers Association (

Dan Green is the voice of Basher, the author of numerous Basher titles. He's a journalist and science writer with a brilliant knack for communicating complicated information in a child-friendly way. Dan has an MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, where he specialized in geology.

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