The periodic table is one of the most significant achievements of science so far. It’s a little chart that tells us all the useful information we need to know about the various elements that surround us.
However, nobody seems to realise the historical, political, and just how exciting the background this science marvel carries. It isn’t just about the elements and their characteristics, sometimes it is about the history behind them.
How the periodic table was made, the discovery of each element and how they are used is fascinating, and the best part is, you don’t have to be a scientist or have any type of knowledge in chemistry to be able to enjoy these little tales.
Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elements, is a very unique world that shines a line on different elements of the periodic table, how they were discovered, what they are used for, and many random, yet fascinating, facts about each one.
Author Hugh Aldersey Williams manages to take something that most of us learn in High School and don’t really remember, and make it amazing. You don’t even feel like you are reading about science, but rather about very intriguing, sometimes even funny, stories.
The book itself is pretty well done, written to make the reader fall in love with it from page one, and get even more and more excited with each discovery they start to find within the book.
Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elements, is a book that will keep you saying “I didn’t know that!” the whole entire time. It presents the history of various elements in such a fun, easy-going way that it makes you feel as if you are re-discovering the world around you.
As you read through the book, you’ll realise how these elements are present in our everyday life in more ways that you can imagine, and how things that might seem like have nothing to do with each other, are actually connected by this peculiar elements.
The book includes a bit of information about the element itself, its history, and cultural background it might have, and of course, some funny storytelling that will get you hooked from page one.
If you have always wanted to know a bit more about the world and the elements that make the universe what it is, then this is the right book for you. It’s accessible to ready, entertaining and very easy going!
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