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

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Back in high school chemistry, I used to stare at the chart of the periodic table on the wall and wonder about how all of those elements were named and discovered. The Disappearing Spoon tells the stories of the fascinating men and women who dedicated (and in some cases, gave) their lives to solving these problems.

Perhaps the best thing about this book is that you don’t need to be well-versed in chemistry to understand it, although a basic understanding of atoms will help. Highly recommended to anyone who is interested in stories about science.

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