Introduction; Hydrogen; Group 1: The Alkali Metals; Group 2: The Alkaline Earth Metals; Interlude: Group 3 and the d- and f-Blocks; The Rare Earth Metals; The Actinoids; Group 4: The Titanium Group; Group 5: The Vanadium Group; Group 6: The Chromium Group; Group 7: The Manganese Group; Group 8: The Iron Group; Group 9: The Cobalt Group; Group 10: The Nickel Group; Group 11: The Copper Group; Group 12: The Zinc Group; Group 13: The Boron Group; Group 14: The Carbon Group; Group 15: The Nitrogen Group; Group 16: The Oxygen Group; Group 17: The Halogens; Group 18: The Noble Gases.
Jack Challoner has been a science writer since 1991. He has written over 30 books on a variety of scientific and technological subjects. He has also written for encyclopaedias, magazines, museum exhibitions and websites, and acts as scientific consultant for books, CD-roms, plays and television programmes. He is the author of Carlton's Genius: Great Inventors and their Creations and lives in Bristol.