Periodic Tales: A Cultural History of the Elements, from Arsenic to Zinc

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Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Ecco Press
Publish Date
Pages
448
Dimensions
5.29 X 8.03 X 1.08 inches | 0.72 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061824739

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About the Author

Hugh Aldersey-Williams is the author of many books, including The Tide, Anatomies, Periodic Tales, and The Most Beautiful Molecule, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He lives in Norfolk, England.

Reviews

"A lucid, enjoyable collection . . . that, element by element, demystifies the iconic periodic table."--Kirkus Reviews
"Aldersey-Williams's playful, hands-on approach to scientific exploration shines through the book."--Boston Globe
"[A] virtuoso tour of the periodic table."--Publishers Weekly
For the UK edition: "[F]ascinating and beautiful. . . . If only chemistry had been like this at school. . . . [A] rich compilation of delicious tales."--Matt Ridley, Prospect magazine
"[C]harming. . . . Aldersey-Williams writes with simplicity and elegance. The stories may not help you on your next chemistry test, but they'll help you appreciate the building blocks that are all around us yet all too easy to overlook."--Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers