Saturday, August 21, 2010

Review & Giveaway - The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean - 2 winners (8/31) - CLOSED

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Being a nerd in my day to day life, I was excited at the promise of a book that told the history of the periodic table of elements through the use of anecdotes, stories of noble prize winners, and the funny and sometimes chilling tales that go along with each of the elements in the periodic table. Kean does a great job at capturing the fun of chemistry (I never liked Chemistry and actually had a teacher in high-school say that I really wasn’t cut out for it). For those that slept through Chemistry, or even cringed at the thought of climbing out of bed in college to make it to class (mine was at 7am and I normally went in pajamas), this book is an entertaining read even for you!

I was truly entertained by the author’s ability to mix humor with science and tie stories to each of the elements on the periodic table. If you’re a little rusty on your chemistry background, you might feel like it takes a little time to dust off that part of your brain but this is a fun read that you should definitely check out!

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (July 12, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316051640, ISBN-13: 978-0316051644

You can purchase The Disappearing Spoon at Amazon or check with your local book seller.




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



Giveaway Details:
This giveaway will end on 8/31 at 9:30PM. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.  The giveaway sponsor (Hachette Books) is responsible for shipping the books to the winner!

Mandatory Entry:
Tell me your favorite periodic element and why (yes, you can be silly)!
(Ex.  I like Ag (Silver - because it starts with Ag and I'm an Aggie) - I'm not, it's just an example)
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Disclosure: I received a copy of the Disappearing Spoon from The Hachette Book group in exchange for my review. No additional compensation was received. The opinions presented above are mine and may not reflect the views of others.  Hachette Book group is responsible for the shipment of the winner's book.  Please allow 6-8 weeks for arrival!
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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

106 comments:

Sue Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 3:49:00 PM CDT  

My favorite is Au (gold) because it goes so well with my coloring. I always wear some on my left hand to remind everyone that I will accept offerings.

Thanks for stopping by our blog earlier. We're always happy to make new friends.
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tristatecruisers Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 7:25:00 PM CDT  

I like Ni (nickel) just because i found one today in the washer!! :)

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ossmcalc Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 11:46:00 PM CDT  

I like Curium because its initials are the same as mine: Cm also stands for Christine Marie.

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Heather! Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 3:28:00 PM CDT  

What a great mandatory entry! I love reading everybody else's answers. :) I actually am pretty fascinated by Hydrogen because it's the first element in the periodic table, and the lightest. I think of it as the building block of the world (though that might just be me!).
Thanks...I can't wait to read this book!
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Manganese. A japanese person who reads too much manga?

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Angie Monday, August 30, 2010 at 12:11:00 PM CDT  

hmm i'm gonna go with neon--Ne cause it's nice and bright.
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