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The periodic table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsession. These fascinating ...Show synopsisThe 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.Hide synopsis
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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