The periodic table is the ultimate guide to the elements, organised by atomic number and electron configuration. In How It Works Book Of The Elements, take a more in-depth look at every known element and discover the history behind key discoveries. You will learn everything you need to know about the universe’s building blocks right here. Featuring: An introduction to the elements - Electrons, atoms, compounds and much more explained. Elements – a history - Key discoveries and people from the past 400 years. All elements covered - All 118 discovered elements explored. Element information - Atomic numbers, oxidation states, electron configurations and more for each element.