“Periodic Tales”: One Man’s Passion for the Elements

April 10, 2011

It’s not often that writers tackle the periodic table. Hugh Aldersey-Williams‘s passion for the elements led him to assemble a book of vignettes on the subject. His goal has been to obtain samples of the complete periodic table. “Periodic Tales: A Cultural History of the Elements, From Arsenic to Zinc” sounds intriguing as the author explains the cultural significance of each element.

Shira S.

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