The Disappearing Spoon

The Disappearing Spoon

And Other True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure, and the History of the World From the Periodic Table of the Elements

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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.

Baker & Taylor
"A young readers adaptation of the bestselling book The Disappearing Spoon, chronicling the extraordinary human history of the periodic table."--

& Taylor

Presents a young readers adaptation of the book that collects tales about elements of the periodic table, sharing their parts in human history, finance, mythology, war, evil, love, the arts, and the lives of the scientists who discovered them.

Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2018
Edition: First young readers edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780316388283
Branch Call Number: 546 K196dy
Characteristics: pages cm
Additional Contributors: Dingle, Adrian 1967-
Kennedy, Kelsey


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