By Hugh Aldersey-Williams
just like the alphabet, the calendar, or the zodiac, the periodic desk of the chemical components has an everlasting position in our mind's eye. yet other than the handful of universal ones (iron, carbon, copper, gold), the weather themselves stay wrapped in secret. we don't comprehend what so much of them appear like, how they exist in nature, how they bought their names, or of what use they're to us. Unlocking their incredible secrets and techniques and colourful pasts, Periodic Tales is a passionate trip via mines and artists’ studios, to factories and cathedrals, into the woods and to the ocean to find the real tales of those interesting yet mysterious development blocks of the universe.
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Periodic Tales: A Cultural History of the Elements, from Arsenic to Zinc by Hugh Aldersey-Williams