The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements Sam Kean

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

Author: Sam Kean
$14.99 $19.19 1499
2 items In Stock
  • Successful pre-order.Thanks for contacting us!
  • Order within
Book Title
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
Author
Sam Kean
ISBN
9780316388276
A young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller The Disappearing Spoon, chronicling the extraordinary stories behind one of the greatest scientific tools in existence: the periodic table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why did tellurium (Te, 52) lead to the most bizarre gold rush in history? The periodic table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, greed, betrayal, and obsession. The fascinating tales in The Disappearing Spoon follow elements on the table as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, conflict, the arts, medicine, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them. Adapted for a middle grade audience, the young readers edition of The Disappearing Spoon offers the material in a simple, easy-to-follow format, with approximately 20 line drawings and sidebars throughout. Students, teachers, and burgeoning science buffs will love learning about the history behind the chemistry.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Sam KeanPublisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersPublished: 09/10/2019ISBN: 9780316388276Pages: 240Weight: 0.50lbsSize: 8.10h x 5.90w x 0.80dAccelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 197245 / Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure, and the History of the World from TReading Level: 9 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 8
A young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller The Disappearing Spoon, chronicling the extraordinary stories behind one of the greatest scientific tools in existence: the periodic table.

Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why did tellurium (Te, 52) lead to the most bizarre gold rush in history?

The periodic table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, greed, betrayal, and obsession. The fascinating tales in The Disappearing Spoon follow elements on the table as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, conflict, the arts, medicine, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them.

Adapted for a middle grade audience, the young readers edition of The Disappearing Spoon offers the material in a simple, easy-to-follow format, with approximately 20 line drawings and sidebars throughout. Students, teachers, and burgeoning science buffs will love learning about the history behind the chemistry.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Sam Kean
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: 09/10/2019
ISBN: 9780316388276
Pages: 240
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.90w x 0.80d
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 197245 / Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure, and the History of the World from T
Reading Level: 9 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 8
A young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller The Disappearing Spoon, chronicling the extraordinary stories behind one of the greatest scientific tools in existence: the periodic table.

Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why did tellurium (Te, 52) lead to the most bizarre gold rush in history?

The periodic table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, greed, betrayal, and obsession. The fascinating tales in The Disappearing Spoon follow elements on the table as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, conflict, the arts, medicine, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them.

Adapted for a middle grade audience, the young readers edition of The Disappearing Spoon offers the material in a simple, easy-to-follow format, with approximately 20 line drawings and sidebars throughout. Students, teachers, and burgeoning science buffs will love learning about the history behind the chemistry.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Sam Kean
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: 09/10/2019
ISBN: 9780316388276
Pages: 240
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.90w x 0.80d
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 197245 / Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure, and the History of the World from T
Reading Level: 9 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 8