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Sinopsis: 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.
About the Author: Sam Kean is a writer in Washington, D.C. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Mental Floss, Slate, The Believer, Air & Space, Science, and The New Scientist. He is currently working as a reporter at Science magazine and as a 2009 Middlebury Environmental Journalism fellow.
Título: The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales...
Editorial: Little, Brown and Company 2010-07-12
Año de publicación: 2010
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Little, Brown and Company, 2011. Estado de conservación: Good. 1st Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP25499770
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Descripción Little, Brown and Company, New York, Boston, London, 2010. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. vi, 391 pages, illustrations; 25 cm. Tight, clean copy. Browning. Fine DJ. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 079327
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