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The Disappearing Spoon...and other true tales from the Periodic Table
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The New York Times bestselling debut of popular science's answer to Malcolm Gladwell

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Sam Kean spent years collecting mercury from broken thermometers as a child and now he is a writer in Washington DC. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Mental Floss, Slate, Air & Space/Smithsonian and New Scientist. In 2009 he was a runner-up for the National Association of Science Writers' Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award for best science writer under the age of thirty. He currently writes for Science. This is his first book.

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"Kean has Bill Bryson's comic touch... a lively history of the elements and the characters behind their discovery" * New Scientist *
"A wealth of fascinating stories with a dazzling cast of heroes and villains. Written with gusto and backed by a mind-boggling amount of research, this is a real page turner" -- Robert Matthews * Daily Telegraph *
"One of the most readable and entertaining books about science yet published ... [Kean] is master of enlightening metaphors" * Daily Express *
"The periodic table meets the best-seller list with Sam Kean's Disappearing Spoon, an engaging tour of the elements... with the eclat of raw sodium dropped in a beaker of water" * The New York Times *
"the anecdotal flourishes of Oliver Sacks and the populist accessibility of Malcolm Gladwell" * Entertainment Weekly *

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