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The disappearing spoon : and other true tales of rivalry, adventure, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements / Sam Kean ; adapted for young readers by Adrian Dingle and Kelsey Kennedy.

Kean, Sam, (author.). Dingle, Adrian, 1967- (adapter.). Kennedy, Kelsey, (adapter.). Kean, Sam. Young adult adaptation of: Disappearing spoon. Spoken word (Petkoff) (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake County Main Library - Lakeview.

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Summary:

A young readers adaptation of the bestselling book The Disappearing Spoon, chronicling the extraordinary human history of the periodic table.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview X 546 KEAN (Text) 37620000940306 New Juvenile Book System_Only_3months 03/27/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316388283
  • ISBN: 0316388289
  • Physical Description: 229 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First young readers edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-220) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: The disappearing spoon -- Making the table: column by column, row by row. Geography of the elements ; The fathers of the periodic table ; All in the family: the genealogy of elements -- Making atoms, breaking atoms. Where atoms come from: "We are all star stuff" ; Elements in times of war ; Completing the table... with a bang ; Competitive elements: extending the table, expanding the Cold War -- Mistakes and rivalries. Bad chemistry ; Poisoner's corridor: "Ouch-ouch" ; Take two elements, call me in the morning ; How elements deceive -- The elements of human character. Political elements ; Elements as money ; Artistic elements ; An element of madness -- Element science today and tomorrow. Chemistry way, way below zero ; The science of bubbles ; Tools of ridiculous precision ; Above (and beyond) the periodic table.
Summary, etc.:
A young readers adaptation of the bestselling book The Disappearing Spoon, chronicling the extraordinary human history of the periodic table.
Target Audience Note:
Middle School
Ages 10+
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)
Subject: Chemical elements > Miscellanea > Juvenile literature.
Periodic table of the elements > Juvenile literature.
Science > Miscellanea > Juvenile literature.
Chemical elements > Miscellanea.
Periodic table of the elements.
Science > Miscellanea.
Genre: Trivia and miscellanea.

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