The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

By Sam Kean

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Sure, you know what the periodic table looks like. But did you know that it has a section called the ‘poisoner’s corridor’? Or that aluminum used to be more valuable than gold? Or how the periodic table influenced the outcome of WWI and WWII? If this piques your curiosity, then this is your next book.

Perfect for:

  • Chemistry aficionados
  • Those interested in books about science – no previous knowledge required.
  • Fact Hoarders.
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