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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]

Author: Sam Kean; Sean Runnette
Publisher: Old Saybrook, CT : Tantor Audio, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : Unabridged, library edView all editions and formats
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The periodic table is one of man's crowning scientific achievements. But 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Miscellanea
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Kean; Sean Runnette
ISBN: 9781400119523 1400119529 9781400149520 1400149525
OCLC Number: 655971378
Notes: Compact discs.
Subtitle from container.
Duration: 13:00:00.
Performer(s): Read by Sean Runnette.
Description: 11 sound discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Sam Kean.

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The periodic table is one of man's crowning scientific achievements. But 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.

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