Element In The Room - Lauren Humphrey

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Did you know that without the 'lead' in your pencil, there would be no life on Earth? Or that diamonds and coal are both made from exactly the same thing? Or that the deadly ingredient used to make the most dangerous weapon in history can also be found in your bottled water?

Absolutely everything in the universe is made up of just 92 elements! And from aluminum to zinc, many of these atomic ingredients can be found in your very own home.

This funny and fascinating guide to the elements is bursting with brilliant facts about the ingredients that make up everything around us. Join the great scientific sleuth Sherlock Ohms as he explores the elements hiding in your home, and help his enquiries with explosive scientific experiments.

Ohms' investigation will sort the isotopes from the allotropes, put the Able into Periodic Table, and electrify your electrons! Along the way, Atomic Comics show you the savvy scientists who discovered the elements and their extraordinary effects. Plus there's a fold-out poster of the Periodic Table and sheets of super stickers, too!

About the Author

Mike Barfield is a comic writer, cartoonist, poet, and performer with 25 years' experience. He has worked in TV, radio, books, newspapers, and magazines—as well as schools, libraries, museums, bookshops, and George Bernard Shaw's back garden.

About the Illustrator

Lauren Humphrey is a London-based illustrator. Her colorful and quirky illustrations have featured in the New York Times, the Guardian, and Anorak magazine.

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