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)
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
Sam Kean is a writer in Washington, D.C. His work has appeared in the "New York Times Magazine", "Mental Floss", "Slate", the "Believer", "Science", and the "New Scientist".
SEAN RUNNETTE is a multiple Earphones winner, including one for his narration of "The Curve of the World" (with Highbridge Audio). He has also directed and produced more than 200 audiobooks including several Audie(R) Award winners. He is an American Repertory Theater company member and has toured internationally with Mabou Mines. TV and film appearances include "Two if by Sea, Copland, Sex and the City, Law and Order, 3rd Watch" and lots and lots of commercials. When not behind the mike, he also produced audiobooks and other works.
"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