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The Disappearing Spoon, Young Readers Edition Lib/E: And Other True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table (Compact Disc)

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By Sam Kean, Robert Petkoff (Read by)
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A young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller The Disappearing Spoon, chronicling the extraordinary stories behind one of the greatest scientific tools in existence: the periodic table.

Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why did tellurium (Te, 52) lead to the most bizarre gold rush in history?

The periodic table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, greed, betrayal, and obsession. The fascinating tales in The Disappearing Spoon follow elements on the table as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, conflict, the arts, medicine, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them.

Adapted for a middle grade audience, the young readers edition of The Disappearing Spoon offers the material in a simple, easy-to-follow format. Students, teachers, and burgeoning science buffs will love learning about the history behind the chemistry.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781549171949
ISBN-10: 1549171941
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2018
Language: English

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