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Glenn

Richmond Hill, ON, Canada | Member Since 2008

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

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Sam Kean
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (2145)
    Performance
    (1358)
    Story
    (1364)

    Reporter Sam Kean reveals the periodic table as it’s never been seen before. Not only is it one of man's crowning scientific achievements, it's also a treasure trove of stories of passion, adventure, betrayal, and obsession. The infectious tales and astounding details in The Disappearing Spoon follow carbon, neon, silicon, and gold as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, war, the arts, poison, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them.

    Ethan M. says: "Excellent, if unfocused"
    "Not my kind of book"
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    Liked the idea of the book but too much chemistry for my liking. Also, the history he covered did not grab my attention. Thus, I did not finish the book.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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