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Disappearing Spoon : And Other True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure, and the History of the World from the

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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, with approximately 20 line drawings and sidebars throughout. Students, teachers, and burgeoning science buffs will love learning about the history behind the chemistry.
Number of Pages: 229.0
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
Age Range: Teen
Author: Sam Kean
Language: English
Street Date: April 3, 2018
TCIN: 53143882
UPC: 9780316388283
Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-3952

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