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Periodic tales a cultural history of the elements, from arsenic to zinc by Hugh Aldersey-Williams

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Published by Ecco in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Chemical elements,
  • Discoveries in science,
  • SCIENCE / General,
  • Periodic law,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementHugh Aldersey-Williams
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQD467 .A457 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 428 p. :
Number of Pages428
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24885222M
ISBN 109780061824722
LC Control Number2011009864

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  Periodic Tales, virtually devoid of order, is an agreeable jumble of anecdote, reflection and information, rather than a source of understanding. It is better dipped into than read. The Periodic Table is a book by Primo Levi, who was a Jewish Italian ’s a collection of short stories that all share the theme of talking about the Holocaust and that are all named by. I purchased this book along with one recommended by this web site called, Periodic Tales, a cultural history of the elements. I was thinking these books were about different aspects of the periodic tables. I should have done more research since they are the same book just printed for different continental markets. A great book just do not buy both/5().   The phenomenal Sunday Times bestseller Periodic Tales by Hugh Andersey-Williams, packed with fascinating stories and unexpected information about the building blocks of our universe.. Everything in the universe is made of them, including you. Like you, the elements have personalities, attitudes, talents, shortcomings, stories rich with meaning.5/5(2).

The Overall – Periodic Tales is okay. It had some funny parts and some pretty interesting parts. I particularly liked the section about aluminum or, as our cousins across the pond would say/spell it; aluminium. (yes, he does talk about that little inconsistency in our common language).   Periodic Tales is an energetic and wide-ranging book of innovations and innovators, of superstition and science and the myriad ways the chemical /5(18).   Periodic Tales A Cultural History of the Elements, From Arsenic to Zinc (Book): Aldersey-Williams, Hugh: "An energetic and wide-ranging book of discovery and discoverers, of exploitation and celebration, and of superstition and science, all in search of the ways the chemical elements are woven into our culture, history, and language"-- Provided by publisher. The phenomenal Sunday Times bestseller Periodic Tales by Hugh Andersey-Williams, packed with fascinating stories and unexpected information about the building blocks of our universe.. Everything in the universe is made of them, including you. Like you, the elements have personalities, attitudes, talents, shortcomings, stories rich with meaning/5(85).