The anecdotal side stories were interesting but , since it’s been 50 years since I’ve taken Chemistry, I had to struggle or disregard much of the elaborations on the actual chemistry. Also, since most of my audio reading is done in the car while driving I didn’t have the advantage of referring to a diagram of the periodic table… which I think might have been a little help.
Great listen! It’s a great intro into the periodic tables, I want to learn more about chemistry because of this book, I definitely recommend!
Love this so much. So many interesting and tragic stories that lead to the creation of science as we know it today. I've listened to it a few times already. Highly recommend!
fun! and a total joy to listen to!
The historical information within the book makes it a treasure trove for trivia buffs. I truly enjoyed the first two thirds of the book but really had to make myself endure through the much more technical final third (which I am sure would be more engaging for those who have an interest in physics and quantum mechanics). Overall worth the read. I did enjoy the narrator who seemed to really capture the dry wit of the author.
Interesting review of the periodic table. I personally loved the historical aspects and personal anecdotes littered throughout the book. The book was witty and would make a nice supplement to anyone in a general or organic chemistry course as well as physics. I definitely gained a stronger appreciation for the table’s simplicity and complexities.
Great insight into the periodic table and the amazing journey that we are still on to complete and understand our world