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The disappearing spoon

and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements

by Sam Kean

  • 88 Want to read
  • 15 Currently reading

Published by Little, Brown and Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Chemical elements -- Miscellanea

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSam Kean.
    GenreMiscellanea
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQD466 .K37 2010
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Paginationvi, 391 p.
    Number of Pages398
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23909352M
    ISBN 109780316051644
    LC Control Number2009040754

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The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness. The Disappearing Spoon Summary In the introduction, Kean recalls how he was fascinated by the mercury inside thermometers as a child. Discovering mercury was an element prompted his.

Plot Summary. Published inNew York Times bestseller The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of. Caroline Leavitt, The Boston Globe ^"[Kean turns] The Disappearing Spoon into a nonstop parade of lively science stories ebullient."― Janet Maslin, New York Times ^"Kean's /5().

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*Though /5(7). From the author of the bestseller The Disappearing Spoon, tales of the brain and the history of neuroscience.

Early studies of the functions of the human brain used a simple method: wait for. Mr. Kean devotes as much attention to the personalities of scientists as he does to those of elements.

“The Disappearing Spoon” tells many tales of how future Nobel laureates. the disappearing spoon Honestly this book kind of slides off topic a bit and is very choppy. And it is not as interesting as the book summary makes it seem.

If you want a nonfiction book about. This is certainly not the only way one could approach the table; it would be possible to write a version of The Disappearing Spoon that barely mentioned humanity at all, instead focusing on the straightforwardly scientific information about the elements.

However, Kean’s book. Buy a cheap copy of The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True book by Sam Kean. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation?

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