The Elements: An Interactive Guide to the Building Blocks of our Universe is an illustrated reference book to the elements that make up everything in our universe. General information about the properties, behaviour and occurrence of the elements, their main compounds and their principal uses is given. It is authoritative and accessible, with a sense of wonder about the way the material world works, thanks to the protons, neutrons and electrons that make up the atoms of the elements.
Jack Challoner has been a science writer since 1991. He has written over 30 books on a variety of scientific and technological subjects. He has also written for encyclopaedias, magazines, museum exhibitions and websites, and acts as scientific consultant for books, CD-roms, plays and television programmes. He is the author of Carlton's Genius: Great Inventors and their Creations and lives in Bristol.