Periodic Tales

Unlocking their astonishing secrets and colorful pasts, Periodic Tales is a passionate journey through mines and artists' studios, to factories and cathedrals, into the woods and to the sea to discover the true stories of these fascinating ...

Periodic Tales

Periodic Tales

In the spirit of A Short History of Nearly Everything comes Periodic Tales. Award-winning science writer Hugh Andersey-Williams offers readers a captivating look at the elements—and the amazing, little-known stories behind their discoveries. Periodic Tales is an energetic and wide-ranging book of innovations and innovators, of superstition and science and the myriad ways the chemical elements are woven into our culture, history, and language. It will delight readers of Genome, Einstein’s Dreams, Longitude, and The Age of Wonder.

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Periodic Tales
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-29 - Publisher: Harper Collins

In the spirit of A Short History of Nearly Everything comes Periodic Tales. Award-winning science writer Hugh Andersey-Williams offers readers a captivating look at the elements—and the amazing, little-known stories behind their discoveries. Periodic Tales is an energetic and wide-ranging book of innovations and innovators, of superstition and science and
Periodic Tales
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-03 - Publisher: Penguin UK

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'If only chemistry had been like this at school' Matt Ridley, Prospect ________________ Elements. Everything in the universe is made of them, including you. And like you, the elements have personalities, attitudes, talents, shortcomings, stories rich with meaning. Here you'll meet iron that rains from the
The Disappearing Spoon...and other true tales from the Periodic Table
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Sam Kean
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-14 - Publisher: Random House

Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmium (Cd, 48)? 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 one
Anatomies
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-07 - Publisher: Penguin UK

The Sunday Times Science Book of the Year, Anatomies by Hugh Aldersey-Williams, author of bestseller Periodic Tales, is a splendidly entertaining journey through the art, science, literature and history of the human body. 'Magnificent, inspired. He writes like a latter-day Montaigne. Stimulating scientific hypotheses, bold philosophic theories, illuminating quotations and
Periodic Tales
Language: en
Pages: 70
Authors: Hugh Aldersey-Williams, Steven Parissien, Penelope Sexton
Categories: Chemical elements
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher:

The iconic periodic table represents the ultimate expression of order, containing the volatile elements in rows and columns. This exhibition explores a selection of the elements drawn from the periodic table (neon, uranium, gold, silver, carbon, iron, copper, mercury, colbolt, aluminium, sulphur, bronze, tin, lead, calcium) and looks at how

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