Disappearing Spoon and Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

By Sam Kean
(Doubleday Books, Hardcover, 9780857520265)

Publication Date: January 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD

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NPR
Friday, Oct 1, 2010

Did you know Mark Twain tried his hand at science fiction? In the book The Disappearing Spoon, author Sam Kean writes about Twain's prescient story "Sold to Satan." In the story, SatanĂ¢??s problems stem, in part, from the fact that he is made entirely of the newly discovered radioactive element radium. More at NPR.org

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NPR
Saturday, Jul 17, 2010

Most people wouldn't describe the periodic table of elements as gripping, but Sam Kean makes it just that in his new book, The Disappearing Spoon. More at NPR.org

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