Framing the Dialogue

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The Disappearing Spoon

Try not to fall off of your couch when I suggest that a book that features “other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of elements” was very interesting.  Now that you are up I am telling you that author Sam Kean does just that.  We have all learned about the periodic table, but probably never heard much detail about the scientists that spent years and careers trying to figure it out.  My vision of these men and women was of a serious-minded professionals at the forefront of their field, trailblazers.  While that was often the case there was a considerable amount of back-stabbing and pettiness during the race to “discover” new elements,