The Periodic Table Explained

    Hour 2

    fullDScoverScience writer SAM KEAN transformed his childhood hobby of collecting Mercury from broken thermometers into his first book, “The Disappearing Spoon: and Other True Tales of Madness, Love and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements” He may convince many listeners they would have loved science class if he was their teacher to explain the elements to them.

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