Fun stuff; thanks EP! 🙂
Eddie Pensier writes:
As should be obvious to regular readers, I’m hardly a scientific type. Music, food, drink, and art are more my speed. But every once in a while my brain drifts briefly to rationality and I enjoy learning more about science. Here are five means to do so, aimed at the layperson.
Kean tells witty and informative stories of the periodic table, from its creation by notorious oddball Dmitri Mendeleev to the fact that aluminium was briefly more valuable than gold, to the treatment of bipolar patients (including poet Robert Lowell) with lithium. History lovers and sciencey types will adore it.
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