The Disappearing Spoon

From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, finance, mythology, the arts, medicine, and more, as told by the Periodic Table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why is gallium (Ga, 31) the go-to element for laboratory pranksters?* The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsession. These fascinating tales follow every element on the table as they play out their parts in human history, and in the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them. THE DISAPPEARING SPOON masterfully fuses science with the classic lore of invention, investigation, and discovery--from the Big Bang through the end of time. *Though solid at room temperature, gallium is a moldable metal that melts at 84 degrees Fahrenheit. A classic science prank is to mold gallium spoons, serve them with tea, and watch guests recoil as their utensils disappear.

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  • Author : Sam Kean
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 400 pages
  • ISBN : 9780316089081
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 2968 reviews
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The Disappearing Spoon

The Disappearing Spoon
  • Author : Sam Kean
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 12 July 2010
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From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, finance, mythology, the arts, medicine, and more, as told by the Periodic Table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why is gallium (Ga, 31) the go-to element for laboratory pranksters?* The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsession. These fascinating tales follow every element on the

The Disappearing Spoon

The Disappearing Spoon
  • Author : Sam Kean
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 14 August 2022
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The infectious tales and astounding details in 'The Disappearing Spoon' follow carbon, neon, silicon and gold as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, war, the arts, poison and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them.

The Disappearing Spoon

The Disappearing Spoon
  • Author : Sam Kean
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 12 July 2010
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From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, finance, mythology, the arts, medicine, and more, as told by the Periodic Table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why is gallium (Ga, 31) the go-to element for laboratory pranksters? The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsession. These fascinating tales follow every element on the

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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 09 July 2019
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  • Author : Sam Kean
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 18 July 2017
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 17 July 2012
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The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons
  • Author : Sam Kean
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 06 May 2014
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The author of the bestseller The Disappearing Spoon reveals the secret inner workings of the brain through strange but true stories. Early studies of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike -- strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, horrendous accidents -- and see how victims coped. In many cases their survival was miraculous, if puzzling. Observers were amazed by the transformations that took place when different parts of the brain were destroyed, altering victims' personalities. Parents suddenly

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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 13 July 2021
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From a New York Times bestselling author comes the gripping, untold history of science's darkest secrets, "a fascinating book [that] deserves a wide audience" (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Science is a force for good in the world—at least usually. But sometimes, when obsession gets the better of scientists, they twist a noble pursuit into something sinister. Under this spell, knowledge isn’t everything, it’s the only thing—no matter the cost. Bestselling author Sam Kean tells the true

Napoleon's Buttons

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  • Author : Penny Le Couteur,Jay Burreson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 24 May 2004
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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

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  • Author : Bill McKibben
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release : 13 April 2010
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The bestselling author of Deep Economy shows that we’re living on a fundamentally altered planet — and opens our eyes to the kind of change we’ll need in order to make our civilization endure. Twenty years ago, with The End of Nature, Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went mostly unheeded; now, he insists, we need to acknowledge that we’ve waited too long, and that massive change is not only unavoidable

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  • Author : Marcus Chown
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 05 November 2009
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Look around you. The reflection of your face in a window tells you that the universe is orchestrated by chance. The iron in a spot of blood on your finger tells you that somewhere out in space there is furnace at a temperature of 4.5 billion degrees. Your TV tells you that the universe had a beginning. In fact, your very existence tells you that this may not be the only universe but merely one among an infinity of others, stacked

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  • Author : Hugh Aldersey-Williams
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 14 August 2022
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The phenomenal Sunday Times bestseller Periodic Tales by Hugh Andersey-Williams, packed with fascinating stories and unexpected information about the building blocks of our universe. Everything in the universe is made of them, including you. Like you, the elements have personalities, attitudes, talents, shortcomings, stories rich with meaning. Here you'll meet iron that rains from the heavens and noble gases that light the way to vice. You'll learn how lead can tell your future while zinc may one day line your

The Disappearing Spoon Study Guide

The Disappearing Spoon Study Guide
  • Author : Pembroke Notes
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 01 October 2013
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How to Use This Book This book is to be used along side the bestselling book, The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean for anyone who wants to learn about the periodic table in an engaging and unique way. For students: The study questions are in order and follow Sam Kean's narrative. Answer the questions as you read the book. The answers are in the back section. For teachers: This is an easy and interesting resource to help your students learn

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  • Author : Peter Davern
  • Publisher : No Starch Press
  • Release : 05 May 2020
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93 short poems that teach about the elements of the periodic table. Indulge your love of the periodic table with this collection of poems and fun facts about the chemical elements that make up our world. From arsenic to zirconium, this book describes the characteristics, history, and quirks of each element. The poems are a launching point for a guided tour of the elements filled with fascinating scientific trivia. For instance: • Antimony, used to treat constipation in the Middle Ages, may

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  • Author : Mark Miodownik
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 06 September 2018
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