The Element in the Room by Mike Barfield and Lauren Humphrey

The Element in the Room by Mike Barfield, illustrated by Lauren Humphrey and published by Laurence King Publishing is an illustrated guide to the periodic table that will change the way you think about the chemical elements. It has also recently been nominated for the Blue Peter Book Awards.

The Element in the Room Mike Barfield Lauren Humphrey Laurence King Publishing

Everything in the world is made up from just over 100 different elements and Sherlock Ohms is on the case to help you find them. With the periodic table to hand as your list of suspects Sherlock Ohms goes right back to the start of everything we know, the Big Bang, and explains how the elements are created.

The big bang in The Element in the Room Mike Barfield Lauren Humphrey Laurence King Publishing

Each element is picked apart by this detective as he introduces us to the places we can find each of the elements; Did you know you can find Boron (B) in bananas, crash helmets and surfboards? Or that Titanium (Ti) can be found in toothpaste and also artificial hips?

Finding the elements from the periodic table in The Element in the Room Mike Barfield Lauren Humphrey Laurence King Publishing

Once you’ve got to grips with where to find these elements you can try some of the  experiments to discover more and see them in action. What reaction will happen to the calcium in an egg shell if you pop it in a glass with some vinegar? How can sodium help you pick ice cubes out of water with the end of a piece of string?

Experiments in The Element in the Room Mike Barfield Lauren Humphrey Laurence King Publishing

Information is clearly explained and presented in easy to understand formats making this book instantly accessible. Packed with amazing facts, engaging illustrations and comic strips that are sure to inspire any budding young scientists.

Follow Mike Barfield on Twitter @TheMikeBarfield
You can find out more about Lauren Humphrey on her website and follow on Twitter @laurenmh92 and Instagram @laurenhumphrey92

Buy The Element in the Room from Wordery with free delivery.

Many thanks to Laurence King Publishing for sending a copy of this book for review.

 

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  1. This sounds an amazing book. I found the periodic table such a dull subject at school myself. Something like this would have been just the thing to spark an interest #readwithme

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  2. I wish books like this had existed when I was younger, I was pretty good at science at school but rejected it as a ‘boring’ subject, now I wish I’d stuck at it! It’s great that there are so many books showing how exciting and applicable science is now. #readwithme

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