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The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean


Who would ever imagine that a book about the Periodic Table of the Elements could be so enjoyed by anyone other than chemists or physicists? Well, Sam Kean did and the outcome was the VERY interesting Disappearing Spoon. And the attendees of the Non-Fiction Book Discussion could not agree more.

First, any ideas where the title comes from? Well, from Element 31 – Gallium, of course. But you’ll have to read the book to find out more…

Next, everyone’s favorite chapter? The poisons, of course. Here you will read lots of tidbits you never, ever heard of.

Finally, everyone agreed that the information that was most interesting as well as entertaining was the contributions of women that were never really announced. But now we know!

Try the audio – it’s awesome!


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