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Title:
The disappearing spoon : and other true tales of rivalry, adventure, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements
Author:
Kean, Sam, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First young readers edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2018

©2018
Physical Description:
229 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Summary:
"A young readers adaptation of the bestselling book The Disappearing Spoon, chronicling the extraordinary human history of the periodic table."--

Kean explores the elements of the periodic table. He shares their parts in human history, finance, mythology, war, evil, love, the arts, and the lives of the colorful scientists who discovered them.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction: The disappearing spoon -- Making the table: column by column, row by row. Geography of the elements ; The fathers of the periodic table ; All in the family: the genealogy of elements -- Making atoms, breaking atoms. Where atoms come from: "We are all star stuff" ; Elements in times of war ; Completing the table... with a bang ; Competitive elements: extending the table, expanding the Cold War -- Mistakes and rivalries. Bad chemistry ; 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 ; The science of bubbles ; Tools of ridiculous precision ; Above (and beyond) the periodic table.
Reading Level:
Middle School

Ages 10+
ISBN:
9780316388283

9780316388245
Format :
Book

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