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

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

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.

ISBN: 9780061824739

ISBN-10: 9780061824739

Publisher: Ecco

Publication Date: 02/28/2012 - 12:00am

On Sale: 02/28/2012 - 12:00am

Pages: 448

Language: English

Categories

Science / Chemistry

History / Social History

Science / Earth Sciences

Social Science / Popular Culture

Science