Sunday, August 1, 2010

"The Disappearing Spoon": The fascinating history of the periodic table

"The Disappearing Spoon": The fascinating history of the periodic table by Sam Kean, Salon.com

A new book turns the story of chemical discovery into an engrossing, adventurous read. Follow carbon, neon, silicon, and gold as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, war, the arts, poison, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them.

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