The Disappearing Spoon

The fascinating tales in The Disappearing Spoon follow elements on the table as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, conflict, the arts, medicine, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered ...

The Disappearing Spoon

The Disappearing Spoon

A young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller The Disappearing Spoon, chronicling the extraordinary stories behind one of the greatest scientific tools in existence: the periodic table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why did tellurium (Te, 52) lead to the most bizarre gold rush in history? The periodic table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, greed, betrayal, and obsession. The fascinating tales in The Disappearing Spoon follow elements on the table as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, conflict, the arts, medicine, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them. Adapted for a middle grade audience, the young readers edition of The Disappearing Spoon offers the material in a simple, easy-to-follow format, with approximately 20 line drawings and sidebars throughout. Students, teachers, and burgeoning science buffs will love learning about the history behind the chemistry.

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The Disappearing Spoon
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Sam Kean
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-03 - Publisher: Hachette UK

A young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller The Disappearing Spoon, chronicling the extraordinary stories behind one of the greatest scientific tools in existence: the periodic table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why did tellurium
Disappearing Spoon and Other True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure and the History Of
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Turtleback Books Publishing, Limited
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-10 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Avery Elizabeth Hurt
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-15 - Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

From the table to the lab to our bodies, this interesting and informative book introduces young readers to the element sodium. Easy-to-understand explanations, colorful illustrations, and examples children can relate to make this a fun way to learn about one of Earth's most abundant elements. Historical information gives the subject
Oxygen
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Avery Elizabeth Hurt
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-15 - Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

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