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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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Reviews of The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

Overall customer rating: 4.667
Presbyterian

The Periodic Table, Oh my!

by Presbyterian on Sep 26, 2013

I never knew much about the elements and now I can tell stories and laugh about what I don't know, and share a few insights about what I learned from this book that our book club shared.

Denise D

Love it!

by Denise D on Dec 9, 2010

If you teach in science, there are some fascinating stories in here to share with your students. Love it!

RHYN

Periodic History

by RHYN on Sep 16, 2010

A delightful and insightful history of the Periodic Table made all the more interesting by the diverse personalities and motivations of the personages responsible for the development of the table. As a chemist, one is very early introduced to the Periodic Table but not the personal stories behind its development. An excellent read right up to the latest developments in the field.

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