David Pogue spins viewers through the world of weird, extreme chemistry on a quest to unlock the secrets of the elements. Fewer than 100 naturally occurring elements form the ingredients of everything in our world. Why are some elements, like platinum and gold, relatively inert, while others, like phosphorus and potassium, are violently explosive? Why are some vital to every breath we take, while others are potentially lethal? Take a roller coaster ride through nature’s hidden lab and the compelling stories of discovery that revealed its secrets.