The Disappearing Spoon
  • Release Date : 12 July 2010
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Categories : Science
  • Pages : 400 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0316089087
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316089081
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Synopsis : The Disappearing Spoon written by Sam Kean, published by Little, Brown which was released on 12 July 2010. Download The Disappearing Spoon Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, finance, mythology, the arts, medicine, and more, as told by the Periodic Table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why is gallium (Ga, 31) the go-to element for laboratory pranksters?* The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsession. These fascinating tales follow every element on the table as they play out their parts in human history, and in the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them. THE DISAPPEARING SPOON masterfully fuses science with the classic lore of invention, investigation, and discovery--from the Big Bang through the end of time. *Though solid at room temperature, gallium is a moldable metal that melts at 84 degrees Fahrenheit. A classic science prank is to mold gallium spoons, serve them with tea, and watch guests recoil as their utensils disappear.

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