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Napoleon's Buttons: 17 Molecules That Changed History

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Napoleon's Buttons is the fascinating account of seventeen groups of molecules that have greatly influenced the course of history. These molecules provided the impetus for early exploration, and made possible the voyages of discovery that ensued. The molecules resulted in grand feats of engineering and spurred advances in medicine and law; they determined what we now eat, drink, and wear. A change as small as the position of an atom can lead to enormous alterations in the properties of a substance—which, in turn, can result in great historical shifts.

With lively prose and an eye for colorful and unusual details, Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson offer a novel way to understand the shaping of civilization and the workings of our contemporary world.

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A fascinating account of seventeen groups of molecules that have influenced the course of history, Napoleon's Buttons offers a new understanding of the shaping of civilization and the workings of the contemporary world.

About the Author

Laural Merlington has performed and directed for 30 years in regional theaters throughout the country. She has recorded over 100 audiobooks, including many by Fern Michaels, and is the recipient of several AudioFile Magazine Earphone Awards. In addition to her extensive theater and voiceover work, Laural teaches college in her home state of Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781452634593
Author:
Le Couteur, Penny
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Author:
Merlington, Laural
Author:
Burreson, Jay
Author:
Couteur, Penny Le
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.4 x 6.7 x 0.9 in 0.8 lb

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History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Chemistry » General

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