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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]

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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.
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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.
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table_of_contents Part I. Orientation: column by column, row by row -- Part. II. Making atoms, breaking atoms -- Part III. Periodic confusion: the emergence of compexity -- Part IV. The elements of human character -- Part V. Element science today and tomorrow.
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title The disappearing spoon : [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 / Sam Kean
title_short The disappearing spoon :
title_sort disappearing spoon and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements
title_sub [and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements]
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