Strange Tales from the Periodic Table: The Disappearing Spoon

June 27, 2013

Cover of the book "The Disappearing Spoon"

The periodic table is one of our crowning scientific achievements, but it’s also a treasure trove of passion, adventure, betrayal, and obsession. Bestselling author Sam Kean returns to tell you the stories you never knew about table of elements you know all too well.

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What You Will Learn

  • The strange connection between mercury and Lewis and Clark
  • Why aluminum was once the most precious substance on earth
  • How the periodic table became a new theater for the Cold War
  • What are some of the most unusual alternative periodic tables out there

The Fine Print

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Expert

Sam Kean
New York Times bestselling author