Friday, March 3, 2017

The disappearing spoon

The disappearing spoon: and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of elements / Sam Kean, 391 pgs.

This is a great history of the elements, those who show up on the periodic table.  You most likely last laid eyes on that in your high school chemistry class.  More than just a dry science book, this book includes tons of fun and interesting stories about the elements themselves, the scientist that studied and discovered them and the politics and intrigue behind many discoveries.  The author does a great job of giving the reader a great mix of the science as well as the people behind the discoveries.  A true multidisciplinary approach to an interesting subject.  If you are a fan of science writing in general or author Mary Roach this might appeal to you.

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