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Books by Sam Kean. Refresh and try again. An example- chewing potassium gymnemate will make raw sugar heaped on your tongue taste like sand Some other awesome tidbits: This is definitely a book you can read over and over and still find little morsels you might have previously missed.

Can’t wait to add lessons I learned from this book into my classroom! As the author of four science books, I plan to use this style in my next book.

Having pa both of Sam’s other books already, I was really looking forward to his latest.

I finally wanted to comprehend and learn to respect the ding dang thing. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Through it all, several themes resonate: This book is no exception I feel it strikes the perfect balance of enjoyable, conversational prose and a rigorous, scientific approach that pays little heed to pseudo-science and other nonsense.

He doesn’t oversell what we know and keeps the science well grounded in reality.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. What is it with science and very boring first chapters.


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As Kean, hops through time on his elemental trail don’t worry, each section is chemically or thematically connected the little ridiculous stories that inevitably pop-up when discussing some of the rather quixotic notables of science, provide an amazing mnemonic for the most inane of facts.

Book Depository Libros con entrega gratis en todo el mundo. Want to Read saving…. Even after discoveries are made, they are continuously under assault even decades later, and legends about even luminaries like Einstein being proved wrong are fascinating to unfold. The best-selling author of The Disappearing Spoon discusses the history of neuroscience as described through opportunities to study the brain by those suffering from terrible misfortunes including strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, horrible accidents and lobotomies.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Kindle Direct Publishing Publica tu libro en papel y digital de manera independiente. For that reason, I almost gave this book a 4. How could I possibly be completely enthralled by such a book? Sam Kean is a writer in Washington, D. The only explanation is that non-fiction has gotten better. Back to the first days when chemistry started to evolve out of alchemy, to the beginnings of scientific method in Victorian times, through the separation of atomic physics from chemistry, all the way to current circa s discoveries.

Even if you have little to no scientific background you will get a lot ka enjoyment out of this book. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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Very little not to like about this book. Glen Seaborg has the distinction of being the only living person with an element nam Wonderful book! The person who discovered x-rays thought he went mad when he first saw the bones of his hands and a key hidden in a book.

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Glen Seaborg has the distinction of being the only living person with an element named after him. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Kean takes complicated information and he doesn’t ‘dumb’ it down, he just presents it in an easily understood format, and with a significant amount of humor.

He actually confirms my thinking that most textbooks are written for the peer group of the author, rather than to make concepts accessible to students. Because of that, I missed taking chemistry in high school I skipped straight from biology in 10th grade to physics in 11th gradeso this book was my first foray into the basics – and not so basics – of chemistry, the elements and the periodic table.

I admit, I thought this book would be more of a curiosity, a sit down and leaf through it kind xam book.