Embrace your inner nerd. Coddle him, spoil him—with pocket protectors, action figures, and an incredible cartoon periodic table by CocoBee. Using wordplay, cues from modern culture, and more than a little bit of whimsy, this unforgettable illustration makes learning the elements easy and fun. Chemistry rules—and so does this beautifully offset lithograph by Zak Zych. Where else can you find astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, a double-headed creature, and an African-American coal miner all working together to teach the basics of chemistry?