The story of nitrogen started with a bang in Arthur Nobel's lab when he created dynamite. This fascinating book captures this mysterious and powerful member of the periodic table. The author traces the origins of nitrogen, then explains nitrogen's place on the periodic table in detail. The atomic structure and traits of the element are broken down for easy comprehension. With vivid images that help to clarify complex ideas, the uses of nitrogen--around the world and beyond--are discussed in a lively and informative style.