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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: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

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display_description The periodic table of the elements is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of passion, adventure, obsession, and betrayal. These tales follow carbon, neon, silicon, gold, and all the elements in the table as they play out their parts in human history. The usual suspects are here, like Marie Curie (and her radioactive journey to the discovery of polonium and radium) and William Shockley (who is credited, not exactly justly, with the discovery of the silicon transistor)--but the more obscure characters provide some of the best stories, like Paul Emile Francois Lecoq de Boisbaudran, whose discovery of gallium, a metal with a low melting point, gives this book its title: a spoon made of gallium will melt in a cup of tea--From publisher description.
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subject_facet Chemical elements -- Miscellanea
title_display The disappearing spoon and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements
title_full The Disappearing Spoon And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
The disappearing spoon and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements / Sam Kean
title_short The disappearing spoon and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements
title_sub And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
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Nonfiction
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