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The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

longboards4josh, July 20, 2011

Four Stars, meaning "Good."
For those who like science and history, I would highly recommend this book. It is a very entertaining read. Kean provides an in-depth look at the history and discovery of each of the elements and how the Period Table came to be. It is written in an intelligent, yet easy-to-read manner that could be understood by a middle school student, yet would interest someone with a PhD in chemistry.

I've found it to be as entertaining as a novel, yet as beneficial at a textbook. Great book if you want to learn about what went on behind the scenes in the world of scientific discovery, from Plato to present day, and get a couple laughs out of it at the same time. A few times I couldn't put it down.
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