July 21, 2010

Giveaway: The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean


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.

We learn that Marie Curie used to provoke jealousy in colleagues' wives when she'd invite them into closets to see her glow-in-the-dark experiments. And that Lewis and Clark swallowed mercury capsules across the country and their campsites are still detectable by the poison in the ground. Why did Gandhi hate iodine? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmium? And why did tellurium lead to the most bizarre gold rush in history?

From the Big Bang to the end of time, it's all in THE DISAPPEARING SPOON.


The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
Little, Brown and Company
9780316051644
400 pages
July 12, 2010
$24.99/$29.99

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% mine. If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.


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23 comments:

Autumn said...

For some reason this book has really piqued my curiosity!

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CallMeKayla said...

This sounds interesting! Thanks for hosting the new giveaway Bridget!

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I love scientific books.

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I would love to read this!

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Julia said...

I love stories with science, this book is definitely on my reading list.

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Thanks for this giveaway!

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Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like a very interesting read. I would like to give it a try. Please enter me. Thanks!

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