The Resource 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, (ebook)

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, (ebook)

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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
Title
The disappearing spoon
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and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements
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Sam Kean
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Language
eng
Summary
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 FranƯcois 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
Cataloging source
DMM
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Kean, Sam
Dewey number
546
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QD466
LC item number
.K37 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Chemical elements
Target audience
adult
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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, Sam Kean, (ebook)
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http://downloads.cmlibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=66DBD714-6F6E-45CB-8E86-84DDFC34A728
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 377) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Orientation : column by column, row by row. Geography is destiny ; Near twins and black sheep : the genealogy of elements ; The Gal<U+00d4>apagos of the periodic table -- Making atoms, breaking atoms. Where atoms come from : "We are all star stuff" ; Elements in time of war ; Completing the table-- with a bang ; Extending the table, expanding the Cold War -- Periodic confusion : the emergence of complexity. From physics to biology ; Poisoner's corridor : "Ouch-ouch" ; Take two elements, call me in the morning ; How elements deceive -- The elements of human character. Political elements ; Elements as money ; Artistic elements ; An element of madness -- Element science today and tomorrow. Chemistry way, way below zero ; Spheres of splendor : the science of bubbles ; Tools of ridiculous precision ; Above (and beyond) the periodic table
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 391 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316167819
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
66DBD714-6F6E-45CB-8E86-84DDFC34A728
System control number
  • ocn668226880
  • (OCoLC)668226880
Label
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, (ebook)
Link
http://downloads.cmlibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=66DBD714-6F6E-45CB-8E86-84DDFC34A728
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 377) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Orientation : column by column, row by row. Geography is destiny ; Near twins and black sheep : the genealogy of elements ; The Gal<U+00d4>apagos of the periodic table -- Making atoms, breaking atoms. Where atoms come from : "We are all star stuff" ; Elements in time of war ; Completing the table-- with a bang ; Extending the table, expanding the Cold War -- Periodic confusion : the emergence of complexity. From physics to biology ; Poisoner's corridor : "Ouch-ouch" ; Take two elements, call me in the morning ; How elements deceive -- The elements of human character. Political elements ; Elements as money ; Artistic elements ; An element of madness -- Element science today and tomorrow. Chemistry way, way below zero ; Spheres of splendor : the science of bubbles ; Tools of ridiculous precision ; Above (and beyond) the periodic table
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 391 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316167819
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
66DBD714-6F6E-45CB-8E86-84DDFC34A728
System control number
  • ocn668226880
  • (OCoLC)668226880

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