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Review: The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

User Review  - Todd - Goodreads

Book club selection. I liked his DNA book a little better. But I still liked this one a lot with all the history and personalities. I learned Pasteur was a badass scientist and how Pauling (who I have a family connection to) went off the rails later in life. Among many other fascinating things. Read full review

Review: The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

User Review  - Kirss - Goodreads

I never thought a book about elements could be this interesting, but it was about history much more than elements, and I love history. All these funny and interesting little stories and big ... Read full review

Review: The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

User Review  - Kady - Goodreads

This was absolutely packed with information delivered in an entertaining way. So many things were presented though, that I wouldn't be able to pull out much of a factoid if asked. Regardless, I really enjoyed it and would recommend this book to anyone interested in science and history. Read full review

Review: The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

User Review  - Price - Goodreads

An absolute delight to read. This does not read like a technical journal. It's narrative style focuses on the development and evolution of the periodic table. The stories and personalities as well as ... Read full review

Review: The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

User Review  - Tom Hill - Goodreads

Being a chemical engineer, I have always had a fondness for the Periodic Table, even though I did not know much about most of the elements on it. Sam Kean's tour through the creation of the Table and ... Read full review

Review: The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

User Review  - Holly - Goodreads

I learned a lot and enjoyed some of the information very much. Unfortunately, a good third of the book was very technical and completely over my head. Read full review

Review: The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

User Review  - Jon - Goodreads

Great read, really teaches you about the elements and that ubiquitous, yet esoteric periodic chart in every high school chemistry classroom. Read full review

Review: The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

User Review  - Natalia Ahmed - Goodreads

Absolute delight to read- he's able to convey large amounts of information easily and is able to explain everything( including concepts that have taken years and years in the making) in short, easy sentences; so this is a DEFINITE recommend to everyone. Read full review

Review: The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

User Review  - Angus Mcfarlane - Goodreads

There are lots of popular science books around which discuss physics and biology, even geology, but only a few which have chemistry at their core. Uncle Tungsten is one, and this is another. The ... Read full review

Review: The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

User Review  - Julianne - Goodreads

We are loving all the backstory to the Periodic Table. Puts a whole new face on our chemistry lessons. Read full review


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