The Elements 2016 Calendar

A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe

Includes Theodore Gray’s famous photographic poster of the periodic table!

Theodore Gray

Photographs by Nick Mann

Based on the bestselling book The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe and the bestselling iPad app, this stunning calendar is a month-by-month tour of some of the most beautiful and fascinating elements in the periodic table.

Each month in The Elements calendar shows a big beautiful photograph of a featured element in its pure form and gives information and an interesting anecdote about the element. Featured elements in the 2016 calendar include: Lithium (3); Zinc (30); Arsenic (33); Kypton (36); Rubidium (37); Lead (82); Beryllium (4); Chromium (24); Neodymium (60); Samarium (62); Americium (95); Silicon (14).

Smaller images of compounds of the featured element are set within the monthly grid. Monthly grids include important dates in chemical history, as well as major North American, British, and Australian and New Zealand holidays.


Theodore Gray is the author of the bestselling The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe, Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything, Theodore Gray’s Elements Vault, and Theo Gray’s Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do at Home, But Probably Shouldn’t, Mad Science 2: Experiments You Can Do At Home, but Still Probably Shouldn’t and of Popular Science magazine’s “Gray Matter” column. He is the proprietor of periodictable.com. With his company Touch Press, Gray is the developer of the bestselling iPad and iPhone ebook app, The Elements, Solar System, Skulls, The Waste Land, and The Orchestra.

Nick Mann is a freelance photographer working in Central Illinois. Aside from having photographed more elements than probably anyone in the world, he is an accomplished landscape, sports, and event photographer.