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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|Full title||disappearing spoon and other true tales of madness love and the history of the world from the period|
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|First Loaded||Mar 3, 2020|
|Last Used||Apr 1, 2020|
|detailed_location_arlington||Central Adult Nonfiction|
Westover Adult Nonfiction
|display_description||From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, finance, mythology, the arts, medicine, and more, as told by the Periodic Table. |
Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why is gallium (Ga, 31) the go-to element for laboratory pranksters?*
The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsession. These fascinating tales follow every element on the table as they play out their parts in human history, and in the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them. The Disappearing Spoon masterfully fuses science with the classic lore of invention, investigation, and discovery—from the Big Bang through the end of time.
*Though solid at room temperature, gallium is a moldable metal that melts at 84 degrees Fahrenheit. A classic science prank is to mold gallium spoons, serve them with tea, and watch guests recoil as their utensils disappear.
"Kean unpacks the periodic table's bag of tricks with such aplomb and fascination that material normally as heavy as lead transmutes into gold." —Entertainment Weekly
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library|
Online OverDrive Collection
|publisherStr||Little, Brown and Co|
Little, Brown and Company
Tantor Media, Inc.
|subject_facet||Chemical elements -- Miscellanea|
|subtitle_display||and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements|
|title_display||The disappearing spoon : and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements|
|title_full||The 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 / 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 [Books]
|title_short||The disappearing spoon :|