Periodic Tales

Periodic Tales

A Cultural History of the Elements, From Arsenic to Zinc

eBook - 2011
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"In the spirit of A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING, an energetic and wide-ranging book of discovery and discoverers, of exploitation and celebration, and of superstition and science, all in search of the ways the chemical elements are woven into our culture, history, and language"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Ecco, 2011.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062078810
Branch Call Number: ONLINE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 428 pages) : illustrations


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oddsyntax Jun 26, 2013

A beautifully written book with a keen sense of the wonder inherent in chemistry. The author brings a combination of philosophical, historical, scientific and personal sensibilities to enliven this survey of elements. I really enjoyed it.

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