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Periodic Tales free pdf The phenomenal "Sunday Times" bestseller "Periodic Tales" by Hugh Andersey-Williams, packed with fascinating stories and unexpected information about the building blocks of our universe. Everything in the universe is made of them, including you. Like you, the elements have personalities, attitudes, talents, shortcomings, stories rich with meaning. Here you'll meet iron that rains from the heavens and noble gases that light the way to vice. You'll learn how lead can tell your future while zinc may one day line your coffin. You'll discover what connects the bones in your body with the Whitehouse in Washington, the glow of a streetlamp with the salt on your dinner table. Unlocking their astonishing secrets and colourful pasts, "Periodic Tales" is a voyage of wonder and discovery, showing that their stories are our stories, and their lives are inextricable from our own. "Science writing at its best. A fascinating and beautiful literary anthology, bringing them to life as personalities. If only chemistry had been like this at school. A rich compilation of delicious tales". (Matt Ridley, "Prospect"). "A love letter to the chemical elements. Aldersey-Williams is full of good stories and he knows how to tell them well". ("Sunday Telegraph"). "Great fun to read and an endless fund of unlikely and improbable anecdotes". ("Financial Times"). "The history, science, art, literature and everyday applications of all the elements from aluminium to zinc". ("The Times"). Hugh Aldersey-Williams studied natural sciences at Cambridge. He is the author of several books exploring science, design and architecture and has curated exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Wellcome Collection. He lives in Norfolk with his wife and son.

About Hugh Aldersey-Williams

Hugh Aldersey-Williams studied natural sciences at Cambridge. He is the author of several books exploring science, design and architecture and has curated exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Wellcome Collection. He lives in Norfolk with his wife and son.

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Author : Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
Data Published : 19 January 2012
ISBN : 0141041455
EAN : 9780141041452
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 448 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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