My review of THE DISAPPEARING SPOON: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements (Wow, that’s a long title!) By Sam Kean is up at the Internet Review of Books.I really had fun with this review. Check it out at this link: Internet Review of Books
Most of us remember the periodic table from our high school or college science class. It was that castle-like chart with all the numbers and odd letters our instructors allowed us to access during exams; the one Sam Kean, author of The Disappearing Spoon, reminds us was “less than frickin’ helpful” even if we could look at it.