Periodic Tales

Author(s): Hugh Aldersey-Williams Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Release date: 2018-06-21
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Periodic Tales by Hugh Aldersey-Williams, read by John Sackville. Everything in the universe is made of them, including you. Like you, the elements have personalities, attitudes, talents, shortcomings, stories rich with meaning. Here youll meet iron that rains from the heavens and noble gases that light the way to vice. Youll learn how lead can tell your future while zinc may one day line your coffin. Youll 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 talesMatt Ridley, Prospect A love letter to the chemical elements. Aldersey-Williams is full of good stories and he knows how to tell them wellSunday Telegraph Great fun to read and an endless fund of unlikely and improbable anecdotesFinancial Times

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Series: Penguin

Type: mp3

Additional Information

Series: Penguin

Type: mp3

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