The disappearing spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

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Mere mention of the Periodic Table may cause science-challenged readers to turn a deaf ear, but Kean makes the abbreviated symbols come to life with witty and interesting stories about the role the elements play in our lives. It might have been easier to memorize the table if you knew such facts as Ga, 31 is gallium, named by a Frenchman Le Coq de Boisbaudran for France which means Gallia in Latin, and that he used it to make a teaspoon that would dissolve at 87 degrees Fahrenheit and melt in a teacup. No mineral, or metal, is left unturned in this lively historical perspective. Kean is a current writer for Science magazine. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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subject_facetChemical elements -- Miscellanea
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title_displayThe disappearing spoon : and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements
title_fullThe Disappearing Spoon And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
The disappearing spoon : [and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements] [electronic resource] / Sam Kean
The disappearing spoon : and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements / Sam Kean
title_shortThe disappearing spoon
title_subAnd Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
topic_facetChemical elements
Chemistry
History
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Periodic table of the elements
Science