Individual Author Record
Name: Theodore GrayPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionThe author lives in Champaign-Urbana.
Biographical and Professional InformationGray is the author of ''The Elements'' and ''Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do at Home-But Probably Shouldn't'', and of ''Popular Science'' magazine's "Gray Matter" column. He is the proprietor of periodictable.com and the creator of the iconic photographic periodic table poster seen in universities, schools, museums, and on TV shows from MythBusters to Hannah Montana. In his other life, he is co-founder of the software company Wolfram Research, creators of the world's leading technical software system, Mathematica┬«, and WolframlAlpha.
Titles At Your Library
Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
ISBN: 1579128149 Black Dog & Leventhal. 2009
The Elements has become an international sensation, with over one million copies in-print worldwide.
Theo Gray's Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do at Home - But Probably Shouldn't
ISBN: 1579128750 Black Dog & Leventhal. 2011
Author of the best-selling book The Elements Theodore Gray demonstrates essential scientific principles through thrilling daredevil experiments.
"What a magnificent book. It's gorgeous, playful, and draws you in." ?Adam Savage, cohost of Mythbusters
"Theodore Gray?has attained a level of near superhuman geekery that the rest of us can only mutely admire." ?Cecil Adams, "TheStraight Dope"
"Gray's encyclopedic knowledge and contagious enthusiasm transport us to deep intellectual realms while never sacrificing a sense of wonder and, above all, fun." ?Oliver Sacks, author of Awakenings, Musicophilia, and Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood
In Mad Science, Theodore Gray launches a toy rocket using the energy released from an Oreo cookie, ignites a phosphorus sun by suspending half a gram of white phosphorus in a globe filled with pure oxygen and creates a homemade hot tub by adding 500 pounds of quicklime to water. These are just a few of the 54 experiments included in this astonishing book that demonstrates essential scientific principles in ways you were likely never exposed to in school.
Every experiment in Mad Science is accompanied by full-color photographs that provide a front-row seat to rarely seen chemical reactions and glorious subatomic activity. To further enhance the hands-on experience, Gray includes step-by-step instructions for nearly every experiment. Following all of the safety guidelines, readers can even re-create some of the experiments in the book.
Mad Science is the perfect book for anyone fascinated by all things chemical, electrical, or explosive, and who loves a vicarious thrill.