Around the World in 18 Elements
Around the World in 18 Elements is published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The author is The King's School Chemistry Department's own Mr David Scott.
Written with both students and educators in mind, this book presents a tour of a personal selection of 18 elements - from Phosphorus to Carbon - found in the British "A" level syllabus. It is not, however, a textbook.
Its informal approach includes some historical background and seeks to set the elements in context. Hence Roman wine (Lead) and global warming (Iron) get a mention. The aim is to make students think about the subject.
There are also questions in the text: some simple, some challenging. (There are answers at the back of the book.)