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Periodic Tales: A Cultural History of the Elements, from Arsenic to Zinc

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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.


Author: Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Publisher: Ecco Press
Published: 02/28/2012
Pages: 448
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.72lbs
Size: 8.03h x 5.29w x 1.08d
ISBN: 9780061824739

About the Author
Aldersey-Williams, Hugh: -

Hugh Aldersey-Williams is the author of numerous books on architecture, design, and science, including Panicology and The Most Beautiful Molecule, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He lives in Norfolk, England.