Periodic Tales

Periodic Tales

A Cultural History Of The Elements, From Arsenic To Zinc

eBook - 2011
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In the spirit of A Short History of Nearly Everything comes Periodic Tales. Award-winning science writer Hugh Andersey-Williams offers readers a captivating look at the elements-and the amazing, little-known stories behind their discoveries. Periodic Tales is an energetic and wide-ranging book of innovations and innovators, of superstition and science and the myriad ways the chemical elements are woven into our culture, history, and language. It will delight readers of Genome, Einstein's Dreams, Longitude, and The Age of Wonder.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla
[United States]:, Harper Collins Publishers ,, 2011
ISBN: 9780062078810
006207881X
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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oddsyntax Jun 26, 2013

A beautifully written book with a keen sense of the wonder inherent in chemistry. The author brings a combination of philosophical, historical, scientific and personal sensibilities to enliven this survey of elements. I really enjoyed it.

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