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for the eriodic table what I am always Trying To Do For Mathlink The Science The Historical to do for mathlink the science to the historical the Collected Stories people and the economics thatush scientific discoveries I was fascinated by the many details about the hunt for elements the Reassuring Tales private lives of the Curies the radioactive boy scout the dangers of storing rare elements in the Congo and that the same man who invented nitrogen rich fertilizers is also the inventor of zyklon B It also made me want to read about The Manhattan Project so I guess its time tout the Rhodes book on my wishlist There s a certain type of goodreads troll the one who defends their beloved book by saying something like Well if you knew the topic didn t interest you why were you stupid enough to The Cat Who Walked Across France pick up the book To that goodreads troll I now have an answer this bookIf you had told me a few weeks ago that I d find a book about chemistry and theeriodic table of elements difficult to ut down I d have had a hard time believing you But I did This book was funny interesting even gripping at times and always engaging I took off a star because I ll admit that I didn t get all of it despite the author s best efforts I guess it would take than a fun book to turn me into a chemistry erson But it was still a wonderful read and not a guilty Tokyo Encounter pleasure because it was actually educational This meant I could feel virtuous for once while I ignored my various responsibilities in favor of readingSo not only did I get to enjoy a good book I feel vindicated in my ongoing belief that a a sufficiently good writer can make any topic interesting even to a reluctant reader Yes sometimes itays to leave your reading comfort zone And when it doesn t you have every right to complain because it is about the book not just about a Wirtschaftsgesetze, 35. Auflage: IDW Textausgabe personal bias with regard to the content For a good book there should be no such thing as a right or wrong reader Okay Let me tell it to you honestlyThis book is not the most well written book the sentences are clunky and there is not a clear narrative It is much of a rambling collection of stories and facts and uirky science knowledgeThat said I couldn t get back to reading this fast enough I thought about a book about the scientific table throughout the day I stole a few minutes wherever I could I carried this book with me and was even gasp early toick up the kids so that I could read a few minutes in the carI mean the opening factoid is about our ability to trace Lewis Clark s trail by following the mercury laced Scribbleboy poop trail I love that shit Growing up I never loved science I didn t learn theeriodic table in school like others did And so there were times in this book where I only understood a few clauses in each ElfQuest paragraph because the concepts were so advanced but the author did a great job of bringing it back to a laypersons comprehension in the nextaragraph So in summary this book is written for all levels of science or not nerds It is full of incredible tales and the fun secrets and stories of the Dear Black Boy people involved in the development of theeriodic table and science as we know itI will absolutely be rereading this book most definitely when the boys are learning the Tote Sprache: Cartoons auf Latein periodic table in school I should have liked this book and I can t really explain why I didn t It s notoorly written though it ain t Solzhenitsyn and it s not that uninteresting of a topic but I just found that after the first 40ish ALPHA MEN EROTICA BUNDLE (4 BOOKS COLLECTION) (4 BOOKS COLLECTION): Adult Taboo Romance Erotic Sex Story (Billionaire Dominant, Kinky Fetish and Disobedient Submissive Book 2) pages I dreaded having to read It was likeulling teeth only a bit less The Professional Victims Handbook painful even without the option of novocaineI thinkart of it was that the book wasn t well organized The author seemed to jump around the Nightmares Angels periodic table at his whim without keeping a consistent frameworkerhaps that was the In the Blink of an Eye point it was a bit unclear to me Anyway the writing is OKish enough and it is certain The spoon disappeared in a cup of tea as the spoon was made out of gallium that melts at 29 C not my cup of tea This book is rich in empirical evidence and interesting tales of the last 200 years of history and discove. 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 historyTheeriodic table is one of our crowning scientific achievements but it's also a treasur. Ries of the chemical elements of the eriodic table However This is an absolutely brilliant idea for a book and it s a superb book It s beautifully organized and well written It s a wonderful way to learn andor deepen knowledge of chemistry This book is fine for laypeople but will give meaning and extra enjoyment even for advanced chemistry students Much appreciated by me was that the information imparted was over my head only a very few times and that s saying a lot because I ve never taken a chemistry classThis book covers the elements of the Rich Men, Single Women periodic table via its history and by telling stories about the various elements their history of discovery how they ve been used at various times variouseople who found ways to make use of them Anyone with a smidgen of curiosity about any aspect of life should find many things here that they find interesting So many subjects are covered including astronomy war South Pole exploration health and illness and Twice Retired poisoning history other sciences theersonalities of those who have contributed to the findings in the field and so much It s jam Ten Twentieth-Century Poets packed with useful facts and enjoyable stories The relevance of the elements chemistry in everyday life is made so clearThere are many lovely digressions that turn out not to be digressions at all There were very amusingarts including funny uips that freuently In the Days of the Comet Seventeen Short Stories (Works of H.G. Wells 10) pop up and all of those uips have substance It has a sort of gossipy in a good way tone I learned so much I found out that I love Linus Pauling and many other scientists who ve contributed to the field I was surprised how much of what s been discovered in the field of chemistry has been done fairly recently and how it s still a growing living scientific endeavor While I ve always been interested in science and I did want a chemistry set when I was a child reuest denied I knew deplorably little about chemistry Like the author I lovedlaying with growing balls of mercury from broken thermometers uite a few of the elements themselves were of course familiar to me but I didn t know much about them I had a bit of chemistry in other college science classes and in nutrition class As I read I freuently wished I d memorized the table before reading this book There is a table of the elements in the back of the book but it includes abbreviations only it is not embellished there is no list of elements by name next to it However in the index thankfully the elements are listed in bold and I referred to that index at the beginning of every chapter when some elements were listed in what looked to me like unusual Scrabble tiles I read the notes as I read along and they were easy to find because they started with Period Power page number and beginning ofhrase in bold as a match their section in the book but I d still rather they d have been included in the text Biblical Standard for Evangelists proper to make the information even easier to read and to make it flow smoothlyThis book should beart of every beginning chemistry class It makes the subject so interesting This is certainly not the only attempt to make chemistry a great deal of fun for everyone The book mentions the Tom Lehrer song The Elements which can be seen in many laces including here I really enjoyed this book although I did end up reading it slowly and I did take one break to read The Young Adult Novel Mockingjay young adult novel Mockingjay I d been waiting to read for nearly a yearThis is a gem of a book and such a great idea I adored the humor and there was a lot of it I ll let readers see for themselves why the book s title is what it isI hope that Sam Kean or someone writes similar books about hysics mathematics etc etc I would definitely read them if they were as clever as this book Stop the search Recall the teams I have found the non fiction summer read of 2010 The Disappearing SpoonFirst what s a summer read Mr Josey Wales thumbnail Jesus Calling photo A summer read is one you can enjoy during a vacation to the beach with fresh cocktails and clean towelsrovided by the swarthy bronzed attendant at a seafront hotel You E trove of Ebeles Favourite passion adventure betrayal and obsession The fascinating tales in The Disappearing Spoon follow carbon neon silicon gold and every single element on the table as theylay out their arts in human history finance mythology conflict the arts medicine and the lives of the freuently mad scientists who discovered An finish it in a few days in bite sized chunks it doesn t overpower you academically you learn a little and the subject is something entirely new to you which allows you to escape mentally just as you are hysically from that 50 This book took me 76 days or almost three months me 76 days or almost three months read In this case I needed all seventy six individual days to work my brain through assages like this one For instance thirteen aluminium atoms grouped together in the right way do a killer bromine the two entities are indistinguishable in chemical reactions This happens despite the cluster being thirteen times larger than a single bromine atom and despite aluminium being nothing like the lacrimatory Nights of the Round Table poison gas staple The clusters work like this The atoms arrange themselves into a three dimensionalolyhedron and each atom in it mimics a Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval proton and a neutron in a collective nucleus The caveat is that electrons can flow around inside this soft nucleic blob and the atoms share the electrons collectively Scientists wryly call this state of matter jellium All you need to know is that I m sort of an idiot If you read the aboveassage and thought This makes When Miss Gangster Meets Her Match perfect sense What an appropriate way to explain jellium a state I ve always been interested in then you are less of an idiot than me and willrobably enjoy this book very much To give context here s how much of an idiot I am when I took Aliens Among Us physics at Stanford on the way to my successful minor ha I had a lot of trouble with electricity and optics To study I did literally every singleroblem from those chapters and I did the word True Paradise problems multiple times When I got to the final I immediately recognized one of theroblems I had done at least four times was jubilant for about 2 seconds and then realized I had absolutely no idea how to do it I think I only got half credit That is how good I am at suashing scientific concepts into my brain On the ositive side I find all of this very interesting and because I forget it so uickly I have a lifetime
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*of renewed discoveries *renewed discoveries of me This is on the banned book list why Oh that s right Certain arents think that science is too real for their Croatie : Cte Adriatique, Dalmatie precious babies What a lot of baloney The Disappearing Spoon is uite literally one of the most fascinating informative FUNNY books about the Periodic Table that I ve ever read Okay it is the only book about the Periodic Table that I ve ever read but it is amazing For those who love science or for those who simply would like to better under the elements that make the cosmos what it is then this is a must My GR friend Jason writes sturdy and trustworthy reviews but I must take exception with him here The Disappearing Spoon is uick light reading out in the sun It handles complex theory in a comfortable approachable wayYes it is all that IF such stuff as this makes sense to you The strongest solo acid is still the boron based carborane HCB11C111 And this boron acid has the bestunchline so far it s simultaneously the world s strongest and gentlest acid To wrap your head around that remember that acids split into Jonathan Visits the White House positive and negativearts In carborane s case you get H and an elaborate cagelike structure formed by everything else CB11C111 With most acids it s the negative ortion that s corrosive and caustic and eats through the skin But the boron cage forms one of the most stable molecules ever invented Its boron atoms share electrons so generously that it ractically becomes helium and it won t go around ripping electrons from other atoms the usual cause of acidic carnageWell this could be Από τη Μήδεια στη Σταχτοπούτα, Η ιστορία του φαλλού part of the rules of uidditch for all the sense it makes tooor general reader me so I think The Disappearing Spoon is really for science geeks who think stuff about German chemists being hornswoggled out of a Nobel Prize for Alchemy by some Californian sharpies in 1951 or a neat account of the crucial This Poison Will Remain properties of the biomolecule which are called handedness is the very thing for those moments on the beach when there isn t any eye candy aroun. HemWhy did a little lithium Li 3 help cureoet Robert Lowell of his madness And how did gallium Ga 31 become the go to element for laboratory ranksters The Disappearing Spoon has the answers fusing science with the classic lore of invention investigation discovery and alchemy from the big bang through to the end of time.