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

Kean leads the reader through the periodic table with stories of the many scientists whose work led to the discovery of individual elements and of the devising of the table by Dmitri Mendeleev. Lots of interesting stories from the 19th century onward as well as explanations of atoms, their components, the various families of elements and why elements behave and interact the way they do.

RATING: * * * A good read
Reviewed by: kh

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