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    Updated 62913 see link at bottomThis book is one of the reasons people will occasionally look at you slack jawed and say “How did you know that?” There are a few greater feelings in life but not many A W picks a few dozen of the 118 known elements and tells us a bit about them offering stories that might be about their discovery how they are used or other cultural looks see There is unevenness to be sure Some stories

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    The author goes off in too many directions with his story telling for me to want to stick to reading his book I read over a hundred pages and can't seem to find it interesting due to how the author goes about writing it From memories of gathering as many elements of the periodic table during his childhood to drawn out stories of how a present day person is producing charcoal to historical tales of elements a

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    This wasn't uite as engaging to me as the blurb and the reviews uoted on the cover suggests in fact it started to feel rather meandering but it is uite an interesting read covering both the scientific history of elements how and when they were discovered and the social histories why they were used and for what Some facts I didn't know; other parts I got impatient with yes yes I know all thatOverall worth a r

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    I will admit that I am starting to get a bit weary of popular science books Do not get me wrong being trained as a chemist and working in science and engineering for many years I find these books fascinating The problem lies in the fact that the subject is so huge they have to give a hook something personal that will ge

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    A disappointment I picked this up thinking it might be weirdly informative and entertaining like Bill Bryson's wonderfully entertaining science history A Short History of Nearly Everything But in the end I found almost all the anecdotes lifeless and pointless Ultimately I gave up and put it back on the shelf about two thirds through

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    This book sits on my science shelves but it should inhabit a shelf of its own labelled Biographies of the Inanimate a section for Borges imaginary Library of Babel?To uote the author My aim in this book has been to show that the elements are all around us both in the material sense that they are in the objects we

  8. says:

    Hugh Aldersey Williams's Periodic Tales tells the story of the cultural history of the elements separated in five

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    An extremely enjoyable book To date it’s the closest I’ve found to one of my absolute favorite childhood books passed down to me long since mislaid; the title and author of which I cannot remember That book had a red cover Inside there were the most marvelous stories of the discovery of amongst others the composition

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    This is one of those books that's hard to put under any specific genre but something you pick up looking how fun and ingenious the pre

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READ À PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB É Hugh Aldersey-Williams

Tory and literature science and art Here you'll meet iron that rains from the heavens and noble gases that light the way to vice You'll learn how lead can tell your future while zinc may one day line your coffin You'll discover what connects the bones in your body with the Whitehouse in Washington the glow of a streetlamp with the salt on your dinner table From ancient civilisations to con. A disappointment I picked this up thinking it might be weirdly informative and entertaining like Bill Bryson s wonderfully entertaining science history

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Periodic Tales The Curious Lives of the Elements

Everything is made of them from the furthest reaches of the universe to this book that you hold in your hands including you Like you the elements have lives personalities and attitudes talents and shortcomings stories rich with meaning You may think of them as the inscrutable letters of the periodic table but you know them much better than you realise Welcome to a dazzling tour through his. Updated 62913 see link at bottomThis book is one of the reasons people will occasionally look at you slack jawed and say How did you know that Th

READ À PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB É Hugh Aldersey-Williams

Temporary culture from the oxygen of publicity to the phosphorus in your pee the elements are near and far and all around us Unlocking their astonishing secrets and colourful pasts Periodic Tales will take you on a voyage of wonder and discovery excitement and novelty beauty and truth Along the way you'll find that their stories are our stories and their lives are inextricable from our own. An extremely enjoyable book To date it s the closest I ve found to one of my absolute favorite childhood books passed down to me long since mislaid