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The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements (Compact Disc)

By Sam Kean, Sean Runnette (Read by)
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The infectious tales and astounding details in The Disappearing Spoon follow carbon, neon, silicon, and gold as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, war, the arts, poison, and the lives of the frequently mad scientists who discovered them.

About the Author

Apres des etudes de physique et d'anglais, Sam Kean a enseigne pendant quelques annees, avant de se consacrer a l'ecriture. Il a ecrit pour divers journaux, dont "The New York Times Magazine", "Slate", et "The New Scientist" et est aujourd'hui reporter pour "Science Magazine".

Sean Runnette, a multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, has produced several Audie Award-winning audiobooks. He is a member of the American Repertory Theater company, and his television and film appearances include "Two If by Sea", "Copland", "Sex and the City", "Law & Order", and "Third Watch".

Praise For…

"Kean succeeds in giving us the cold hard facts, both human and chemical, behind the astounding phenomena without sacrificing any of the wonder---a trait vital to any science writer worth his NaCl. A" ---Entertainment Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9781400149520
ISBN-10: 1400149525
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Publication Date: August 24th, 2010
Language: English