Series in which Jim Al-Khalili traces the story of how the elements, the building blocks that make up our entire world, were discovered and mapped.
1. THE DISCOVERY OF THE ELEMENTS
The story of how the elements were discovered and mapped begins with the alchemists who questioned that the world was made up of earth, air, fire and water.
2. THE ORDER OF THE ELEMENTS
Professor Jim Al-Khalili looks at how the early scientists' bid to decode the order of the elements was driven by false starts and bitter disputes.