La Cuchara Menguante has ratings and reviews. In The Disappearing Spoon, Sam Kean takes a stroll through one of the greatest achievements. La cuchara menguante (Ocio Y Conocimientos – Otros) (Spanish Edition) eBook: Sam Kean, Jaime Valero Martínez: : Kindle Store. Y otros relatos veraces de locura, amor y la historia del mundo a partir de la tabla periódica de los elementos () by Sam Kean and a great.
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El autor es un gran narrador con muchas historias que contar. Hardcoverpages. Published October by Ariel first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about La Cuchara Menguanteplease sign up. Am I the only middle-schooler that has read and understood this book?!? But if you understand it, I highly recommend Napoleon’s Buttons. It covers skeletal formulae, Fischer projections, and Haworth projections, and …more Nope!
It covers skeletal formulae, Fischer projections, and Haworth projections, and it goes into more depth. Organic chemistry is fun! Is this book Fiction or non-fiction? Paul Definitely non-fiction, but the author tries to liven it up.
See all 6 questions about La Cuchara Menguante…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. This is on the banned book list – why!? Certain parents think that science is too “real” for their precious babies. What a lot of baloney! Okay, it is the only book about the Periodic Table that I’ve ever read – but it is amazing.
For those who love science or for those who simply would like to better under the elements that make the co This is on the banned book list – why!? For those who love science or for those who simply would like to better under the elements that make the cosmos what it is, then this is a must read for you!! As for the “disappearing spoon” trick – well, you’ll just have to read the book to find out the secret to this parlor trick for yourself! You’ll be glad that you did!
View all 8 comments. This book is fine for laypeople, but will give meaning and extra enjoyment even for advanced chemistry students. This book covers the elements of the periodic table via its history and by telling stories about the various elements: Anyone with a smidgen of curiosity about any aspect of life should find many things here that they find interesting.
So many subjects are covered including astronomy, war, South Pole exploration, health and illness and poisoning, history, other sciences, the personalities of those who have contributed to the findings in the field, and so much more. The relevance of the elements chemistry in everyday life is made so clear.
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There are many lovely digressions that turn out not to be digressions at all. There were very amusing parts, including funny quips that frequently pop up, and all of those quips have substance.
It menguanet a sort of gossipy in a good way tone. I learned so much. Like the author, I loved playing with growing balls of mercury from broken thermometers. I had a bit of chemistry in other college science classes and in nutrition class. There is a table of the elements in the back of the book but it includes abbreviations only; it is not embellished; there is no list of elements menguamte name next to it.
However, in ,a index, thankfully, the elements are listed in bold, and I referred to that index at the beginning of every chapter when some elements were listed, in what looked to me like unusual Scrabble tiles.
This book should be part of every beginning chemistry class. It makes the subject so interesting. This is certainly not the only attempt to make chemistry a great deal of fun for everyone. The book mentions the Tom Lehrer song, The Elements which can be seen in many places including here: This is a gem of a book and such a great idea.
I adored the humor, and there was a lot of it. I hope that Sam Kean or someone writes similar books about physics, mathematics, etc. I would definitely read them if they were as clever as this book. View all 41 comments. This does for the periodic table what I am always trying to do for math I was fascinated by the many details about the hunt for elements, the private lives of the Curies, the radioactive boy scout, the dangers of storing rare elements in the Congo, and that the same man who invented nitrogen rich fertilizers, is also the inventor of zyklon B.
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It also made me want to read more about The M This does for the periodic table what I am always trying to do for math It also made me want to read more about The Manhattan Project, so I guess its time to put the Rhodes book sa my wishlist. Appena finito un saggio mi ripropongo di leggere un bel romanzone. Qui si parla degli elementi della tavola periodica, di come questa sia stata strutturata nel tempo scoprendo via via gli elementi presenti Appena finito un saggio mi ripropongo di leggere un bel romanzone.
Qui si parla degli elementi della tavola periodica, di come questa sia stata strutturata nel tempo scoprendo via via gli elementi presenti in natura, a quelli che keaj sono solo per qualche secondo, fino a quelli sintetici, visti in laboratorio o ipotizzati al numero atomico Ne conosciamo tanti di buoni, ma ce ne sono altrettanti killer. Da ricordare il tributo a Primo Levi con “Il sistema periodico”. The subtitle of this book is: How could I possibly be completely enthralled by such a book?
How could I dare give it five stars when I wasn’t able to truly understand a lot of what I read? Because of the writing, pure and simple. Kean makes chemistry accessible for the willing-to-make-an-intellectual-effort layperson – but it’s not just the chemistry. It’s the The subtitle of this book is: It’s about the politics and the culture and the drama of the creation of that little set of boxes that we’re all so familiar with.
I have df myself sharing little anecdotes with my yes, young children and my se. I pulled out the book at dinner tonight and had to tell the story of that “disappearing spoon” to everyone at the table. I loved the history, both in our modern world and the earth itself. It feels like this knowledge is so essential to human life, that these things he is talking about are, literally, at the root of what we’re all made of and Kean is just able to share that information in an interesting and not-your-stuffy-old-professor style.
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Yes, there is a lot of science in there, but don’t sa scared though. You can still get so much out of the stories if you’re willing to let yourself gloss over the really lw stuff and just glean as much out of it as you can. I’m going to return my copy to the library and then buy my own, so I can read parts of it again.
I liked it that much.
There were a few times when the author simplified technical explanations, which I think made it more confusing. For that reason, I almost gave this book a 4.
However there were enough moments where my mind was completely blown that I decided it had to be a 5. The first chapter is boring, but it is well worth pushing through.
What is it menugante science and very boring first chapters. Start with something that draws me in for cryin’ out loud! There is a fascinating chapter on elements in times of war Gold? Give me molybdenum and tungsten. A chapter that delves into lasers and masers Holy shit, this was awesome!
How did I not know how lasers work? How did I learn all of the basic principles in physics, but I never learned how they come together in the most fantastic, brilliant way? I am happy to have rectified this situation. This chapter ends with: What’s it like to live in a world where solids can flow through each other? I know it’s impossibly silly, but I immediately imagined humans that can walk through walls keean stuff like that. Of course, this only happens at way below zero temperatures and on a very small scale.
But you know, a girl can dream.
There’s also a chapter called “Poisoner’s Corridor: There’s a chapter on elements as currency and of course fraud. There’s even a section on how elements deceive our sense of samm An example- chewing potassium gymnemate will make raw sugar heaped on your tongue taste like sand Some other awesome tidbits: