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The Disappearing Spoon...and other true tales from the Periodic Table


Συγγραφέας: Kean Sam
Εκδότης: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552777506
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 400
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Διαστάσεις: 20x3x13
Γλώσσα Γραφής: english
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2011
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2011

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Disappearing Spoon...and other true tales from the Periodic Table"

Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmium (Cd, 48)? 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 one of our crowning scientific achievements, but it's also a treasure trove of passion, adventure, betrayal and obsession. The fascinating tales in The Disappearing Spoon follow carbon, neon, silicon, gold and every single element 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. Why did a little lithium (Li, 3) help cure poet Robert Lowell of his madness? And how did gallium (Ga, 31) become the go-to element for laboratory pranksters? The Disappearing Spoon has the answers, fusing science with the classic lore of invention, investigation, discovery and alchemy, from the big bang through to the end of time.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Kean Sam
ISBN: 9780552777506
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 28/07/2011
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 400
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: english
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 273 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x3x13 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: Illustrations, ports.
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2011

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