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

ISBN-10: 0316051632

ISBN-13: 9780316051637

Edition: 2011

Authors: Sam Kean

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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 6/6/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Sam Kean spent years collecting mercury from broken thermometers as a child and now he is a writer in Washington DC. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Slate and New Scientist, inter alia. Sam gets called Sean at least once a month. He grew up in South Dakota, which means more to him than it probably should. He's a fast reader but a very slow eater. He went to college in Minnesota and studied physics and English. He taught for a few years at an experimental charter school in St. Paul, where the kids showed up at night. After that, he tried to move to Spain (it didn't take) and ended up in Washington, D.C. He has a master's degree in library science he will probably never use. He wishes he had a sports team he was passionate about, but doesn't, though he does love track andamp; field.

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