Elizabeth Varadan writes for children and adults. Varadan loves to read and write about the Victorian Era and blogs about the many things she uncovers in her research. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
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A Curious Tale of the In-Between, by Lauren DeStefano | Book Review
No Comments. Leave A Comment Cancel Reply. Lars Ohrstrom introduces us to a variety of elements from S to Pb through tales of ordinary and extraordinary people from around the globe.
We meet African dictators controlling vital supplies of uranium; eighteenth-century explorers searching out sources of precious metals; industrial spies stealing the secrets of steel-making. We find out why the Hindenburg airship was tragically filled with hydrogen, not helium; why nail-varnish remover played a key part in World War I; and the real story behind the legend of tin buttons and the downfall of Napoleon.
In each chapter, we find out about the distinctive properties of each element and the concepts and principles that have enabled scientists to put it to practical use. These are the fascinating and sometimes terrifying stories of chemistry in action.
Educated at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm he is currently professor of inorganic chemistry at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg and head of the Chemical Engineering programme. You are commenting using your WordPress.
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