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Popular Science of the Chemical Elements,
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Disappearing Spoon...and other true tales from the Periodic Table (Kindle Edition)
If you never really had an interest in Chemistry or it has been a long time since you have taken courses in this subject, this book is not a review of Chemistry; but a really good look at the "background" of the human dimensions and some of the esoteric advances of Chemistry as seen through the discovery of the elements and the development of the periodic table over time.
The author has a "unique" sense of humor and his writing style gets you into the "feel" of the vignettes he writes about the various elements and people who discovered them. Having a BA in Chemistry ( I never really used it in my career over 35 years), from this book I learned a lot of historical facts about Chemistry my professors never told me or some of the unique uses and "bizarre" properties of the chemical elements.
This is very good popular science book and I recommend it to someone who is not into the "science" of science of Chemistry, but wants to learn about the elements with a historical & "sociological" prospective.
The graphics and footnotes in the kindle edition worked well. I had to print a copy of the periodic table out to review when I was reading. It was too difficult with the kindle to "jump" to the included periodic table which is always easier done with a book.