The disappearing spoon : and other true tales of rivalry, adventure, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements
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New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First young readers edition.
Physical Desc:
229 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 9 - AR Pts: 8
Lexile measure:
1210L
Rating:
Middle School
Status:
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Nonfiction
Y 546 K
Mountain Road Library - Nonfiction
Y 546 K
Odenton Library - Nonfiction
Y 546 K
Description
A young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller The Disappearing Spoon , chronicling the extraordinary stories behind one of the greatest scientific tools in existence: the periodic table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why did tellurium (Te, 52) lead to the most bizarre gold rush in history? The periodic table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, greed, betrayal, and obsession. The fascinating tales in The Disappearing Spoon follow elements on the table as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, conflict, the arts, medicine, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them. Adapted for a middle grade audience, the young readers edition of The Disappearing Spoon offers the material in a simple, easy-to-follow format, with approximately 20 line drawings and sidebars throughout. Students, teachers, and burgeoning science buffs will love learning about the history behind the chemistry.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780316388283, 0316388289
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 9, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
1210

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"A young readers adaptation of the bestselling book The Disappearing Spoon, chronicling the extraordinary human history of the periodic table."--,Provided by publisher.
Description
Kean explores the elements of the periodic table. He shares their parts in human history, finance, mythology, war, evil, love, the arts, and the lives of the colorful scientists who discovered them.
Target Audience
Middle School
Target Audience
Ages 10+
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Kean, S., Dingle, A., Kennedy, K., & Kean, S. (2018). The disappearing spoon: and other true tales of rivalry, adventure, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements. First young readers edition. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Sam, Kean et al.. 2018. The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure, and the History of the World From the Periodic Table of the Elements. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Sam, Kean et al., The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure, and the History of the World From the Periodic Table of the Elements. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Kean, Sam,, Adrian Dingle, Kelsey Kennedy, and Sam Kean. The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure, and the History of the World From the Periodic Table of the Elements. First young readers edition. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company, 2018. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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