[New] (Periodic Tales The Curious Lives of the Elements) By Hugh Aldersey–Williams


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    [New] (Periodic Tales The Curious Lives of the Elements) By Hugh Aldersey–Williams free download É E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¶ Hugh Aldersey-Williams Hugh Aldersey-Williams ¶ 9 free download Updated 62913 see link at bottomThis book is one of the reasons people will occasionally look at you slack jawed and say “How did you know that?” There are a few greater feelings in life but not many A W picks a few dozen of the 118 known elements and tells us a bit about them offering stories that might be a

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    [New] (Periodic Tales The Curious Lives of the Elements) By Hugh Aldersey–Williams The author goes off in too many directions with his story telling for me to want to stick to reading his book I read over a hundred pages and can't seem to find it interesting due to how the author goes about writing it From memories of gathering as many elements of the periodic table during his childhood to dr

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    Hugh Aldersey-Williams ¶ 9 free download [New] (Periodic Tales The Curious Lives of the Elements) By Hugh Aldersey–Williams This wasn't uite as engaging to me as the blurb and the reviews uoted on the cover suggests in fact it started to feel rather meandering but it is uite an interesting read covering both the scientific history of elements how and when they were discovered and the social histories why they were used and for what Some facts I didn't know; other parts I got impatient with yes yes I know all thatOverall worth a read if it sounds int

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    [New] (Periodic Tales The Curious Lives of the Elements) By Hugh Aldersey–Williams free download É E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¶ Hugh Aldersey-Williams read Periodic Tales The Curious Lives of the Elements I will admit that I am starting to get a bit weary of popular science books Do not get me wrong being trained as a chemist and working in science and engineering for many years I find these books fascinating The problem lies in the fact that the subject is so huge they have to give a hook something personal that will get the reading not only

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    free download É E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¶ Hugh Aldersey-Williams Hugh Aldersey-Williams ¶ 9 free download read Periodic Tales The Curious Lives of the Elements A disappointment I picked this up thinking it might be weirdly informative and entertaining like Bill Bryson's wonderfully entertaining science history A Short History of Nearly Everything But in the end I found almost all the anecdotes lifeless and pointless Ultimately I gave up and put it back on the shelf about two thirds through

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    [New] (Periodic Tales The Curious Lives of the Elements) By Hugh Aldersey–Williams This book sits on my science shelves but it should inhabit a shelf of its own labelled Biographies of the Inanimate a section for Borges imaginary Library of Babel?To uote the author My aim in this book has been to show that the elements are all around us both in the material sense that they are in the objects we treasur

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    free download É E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¶ Hugh Aldersey-Williams Hugh Aldersey-Williams ¶ 9 free download [New] (Periodic Tales The Curious Lives of the Elements) By Hugh Aldersey–Williams Hugh Aldersey Williams's Periodic Tales tells the story of the cultural history of the elements separated in five topics the subjects of the book which are power the richness of the element or how valuable it is; fire the changes of compounds when they react with other compounds like water; craft the way people can mani

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    [New] (Periodic Tales The Curious Lives of the Elements) By Hugh Aldersey–Williams An extremely enjoyable book To date it’s the closest I’ve found to one of my absolute favorite childhood books passed

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    read Periodic Tales The Curious Lives of the Elements [New] (Periodic Tales The Curious Lives of the Elements) By Hugh Aldersey–Williams free download É E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¶ Hugh Aldersey-Williams This is one of those books that's hard to put under any specific genre but something you pick up looking how fun and ingenious the premise is Who would not want to re classify elements Like people maintaining travel maps and collecting fridge magnets to commemorate trips the idea for the book stems from the author's urge to collect samples

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Periodic Tales The Curious Lives of the Elements

Periodic Tales The Curious Lives of the Elements characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Tory and literature science and art Here you'll meet iron that rains from the heavens and noble gases that light the way to vice You'll learn how lead can tell your future while zinc may one day line your coffin You'll discover what connects the bones in your body with the Whitehouse in Washington the glow of a streetlamp with the salt on your dinner table From ancient civilisations to con. I will admit that I am starting to get a bit weary of popular science books Do not get me wrong being trained as a chemist and working in science and engineering for many years I find these books fascinating The problem lies in the fact that the subject is so huge they have to give a hook something personal that will get the reading not only interested but also to connect with the book Now I will admit I have read my fair shore of this type of book only to realise I either have nothing in common with the writer or worse still I actually disagree with them so why would I waste my time and effort in reading their book Sadly it seems that there are than their fair share of these books out there But not with this one Basically you have a scientists who not only knows what he is talking about but also how to present it in an accessible and fun manner he has also had experience on how to create displays and exhibits so he knows how to keep your attentionSo what of the book then well you have several layers to this book The first is that of the story of him deciding to create his own collection of elements from periodic table now some are incredibly easy to source others are near on impossibleBut you also have historical stories of the elements However rather than just dry stories of their discovery and who made them there are also side stories about how they were used or even how they became famous and had their 15minutes of fame from St Pauls cathedral to Napoleons deathEach chapter and even each sub section tells a fun and fascinating tale along the way while we watch the author try and sometimes fail to add another element to his collectionI will admit this was a total gamble although I am sure I recognised the title from somewhere however I am very glad I did and I am sure I will be referring back to this book again in the future

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Periodic Tales The Curious Lives of the Elements characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Temporary culture from the oxygen of publicity to the phosphorus in your pee the elements are near and far and all around us Unlocking their astonishing secrets and colourful pasts Periodic Tales will take you on a voyage of wonder and discovery excitement and novelty beauty and truth Along the way you'll find that their stories are our stories and their lives are inextricable from our own. An extremely enjoyable book To date it s the closest I ve found to one of my absolute favorite childhood books passed down to me long since mislaid the title and author of which I cannot remember That book had a red cover Inside there were the most marvelous stories of the discovery of amongst others the composition of air Scheele Cavandish Lavoisier the alkali earth metals Davy and helium Kirchoff Bunsen in our Sun Mr Aldersey Williams select bibliography now strongly and helpfully points me in the direction of I Nechaev s 1942 book Chemical Elements or rather of the translation from the Russian as being my long lost book Periodic Tales adopts Nechaev s central thesis to describe the sheer human and technological excitement of the discovery of the chemical elements Unsurprisingly there is considerably to say in 2011 than in 1942 and not only about the fleeting fascinating existences of the man made transuranic elements where physicists have gracelessly elbowed the chemists out of the party Mr Aldersey Williams writes for an adult or interested teenager audience whereas I was reading Nechaev whilst still in primary age 6 11 education Periodic Tales is wider deeper and longer dipping into literature mining cookery war oceanography classical history Christianity art materials science architecture That is by no means a comprehensive listI was aware of reading this book in a slightly detached manner probably because much of the fact contained was not new to me After I graduated in analytical chemistry I found rewarding work as a research scientist Within the pages of this book I experienced the very same interest excitement and knowledge which first sparked my interest in chemistry and associated sciences all those years ago Therein too lay my only disappointment A very serious disappointment Why oh why have the illustrations been printed in low resolution black and white and within the text too OK I do know why It s considerably cheaper to do that in preference to bound in high resolution black and white images on high uality gloss paper But by choosing to make such false economies the publisher has not only grave insulted the author s fruitful work but also every reader of this book So 4 stars not 5 With uality illustrations I would have bought a copy of this book instead I borrowed a copy from my local public library Returning to the author s wonderful text this is a book to read and savor at leisure not in haste I usually hate over freuent picking up reading and putting a book down but I think Periodic Tales actually benefits from periodic pauses so as to enable the brain to fully enjoy thinking through what has just been read together with associated connections and ramifications Like a box of good chocolates this book is definitely best savored and long lingered over Just keep the phone number of a good independent travel agent to hand I d never before thought of Element tourism see pg 378 on but after nowt but a modicum of thought I can clearly see the appeal

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Periodic Tales The Curious Lives of the Elements characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Everything is made of them from the furthest reaches of the universe to this book that you hold in your hands including you Like you the elements have lives personalities and attitudes talents and shortcomings stories rich with meaning You may think of them as the inscrutable letters of the periodic table but you know them much better than you realise Welcome to a dazzling tour through his. This wasn t uite as engaging to me as the blurb and the reviews uoted on the cover suggests in fact it started to feel rather meandering but it is uite an interesting read covering both the scientific history of elements how and when they were discovered and the social histories why they were used and for what Some facts I didn t know other parts I got impatient with yes yes I know all thatOverall worth a read if it sounds interesting to you but be prepared to skip bits where he s telling you things you re not interested inalready know

  • Hardcover
  • 428
  • Periodic Tales The Curious Lives of the Elements
  • Hugh Aldersey-Williams
  • English
  • 14 September 2020
  • 9780670918119