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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
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Published:
New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2010.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
vi, 391 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780316051637, 0316051640, 9780316051644
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 10, 19 Points
Lexile measure:
1300

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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APA Citation (style guide)

Kean, S. (2010). The disappearing spoon and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements. First edition. New York: Little, Brown and Co.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kean, Sam. 2010. The Disappearing Spoon and Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World From the Periodic Table of the Elements. New York: Little, Brown and Co.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kean, Sam, The Disappearing Spoon and Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World From the Periodic Table of the Elements. New York: Little, Brown and Co, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Kean, Sam. The Disappearing Spoon and Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World From the Periodic Table of the Elements. First edition. New York: Little, Brown and Co, 2010. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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