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Molecules is the logical sequel to The Elements, and it only took me five years to get around to writing it! But now it's done, and I guarantee that if you liked The Elements, you will like Molecules as well.

Like The Elements, Molecules is filled with big beautiful photographs (taken by my long-time collaborator Nick Mann, who took most of the photos in The Elements as well). And like The Elements, it's also filled with stories about the many objects shown.

Check out the sample pages on the right: Click on them to get larger versions (some browsers automatically scale images to fit the window, so you may have to click on the larger image again to see it full size).

There are two ways to buy the book: from one of the retailers listed below, or using the Add to Cart button below, which lets you order it directly from me.

The retailers are generally cheaper, but if you order it from me at the list price, you get a signed copy!

Molecules Book, autographed $29.95

Special gift inscriptions Since this is such a great book to give as a gift, I am happy to include whatever special wording you might like in the inscription. To request a particular inscription, use the button labeled "Where did you hear about my products" on the order confirmation page: This will add a field where you can enter what you want.

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Praise for Molecules

"I am so bowled over by Molecules that I can only express my feelings with a one-word blurb: 'WONDERFUL!'"
-Oliver Sacks, author of Awakenings, Musicophillia, Uncle Tungsten and many others

"Reading Molecules is like dipping your toe in a clear shallow pool-with transparent explanations, shimmering graphics, and luminous photography-then suddenly realizing you are happily swimming in deep waters, relaxed and having fun! The science here is presented so elegantly you'll feel like you are holding a jewelry catalog, and it's impossible to put down. A must have for anyone of any age or education.
-Jamie hyneman, host, Mythbusters

Praise for The Elements

"Theodore Gray is passionate about the periodic table, and his collection of elements rivals that of any museum's. With his characteristic wit and erudition, and above all with gorgeous photographs, he gives intriguing examples - ranging from commonplace to quirky - of each element's unique properties and uses. This glorious book is more than just a guide to the elements; it will fundamentally deepen your appreciation of the substances that make up our world."
-Oliver Sacks

"Theo Gray is an avid collector and photographer of elements, in addition to being a first-rate popular science writer. He has assembled an exquisite book on the elements, which will appeal to everybody with an interest in chemistry and science in general. The writing is clear, engaging and authoritative. I recommend it highly."
-Eric Scerri, author of The Periodic Table, Its Story and Its Significance

"This is literally the most colorful account of the chemical elements that I have ever read. It combines the key data about every element with lighthearted text that makes it a pleasure to read. Theodore Gray is to be congratulated on producing a masterpiece of popular science."
-John Emsley, author of Nature's Building Blocks: An A-Z Guide to the Elements

"This is the element book that in style and content outshines all element books! The photographs are fantastic in their mod layout on black. In the accompanying short texts, in a few choice words, Gray sketches utility, delves into history, and isn't afraid to make sharp comments about the world. My reaction: elemental delight."
-Roald Hoffmann, writer and winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry
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