The Disappearing Spoon

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Students, teachers, and burgeoning science buffs will love learning about the history behind the chemistry.

Availability: Available Usually Dispatched In: 5-7 Business Days ISBN: 9780316388276 Brand/Publisher: Hachette Categories: EnglishChemistryScienceNon-FictionLiteracyReadingLiterature
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A young readers adaptation of the New York Times bestselling book, THE DISAPPEARING SPOON, chronicling the extraordinary human history of the periodic table.

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 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.

ISBN 9780316388276
Publisher Hachette
Product Type Readers & Literacy,
Year Level Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9,
Author(s) Sam Kean

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