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Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History - Jay Burreson, Penny Le Couteur
Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History
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Napoleon’s Buttons is the fascinating account of seventeen groups of molecules that have greatly influenced the course of history. These molecules provided the impetus for early exploration, and made possible the voyages of discovery that ensued. The molecules resulted in grand feats of... show more
Napoleon’s Buttons is the fascinating account of seventeen groups of molecules that have greatly influenced the course of history. These molecules provided the impetus for early exploration, and made possible the voyages of discovery that ensued. The molecules resulted in grand feats of engineering and spurred advances in medicine and law; they determined what we now eat, drink, and wear. A change as small as the position of an atom can lead to enormous alterations in the properties of a substance-which, in turn, can result in great historical shifts.

With lively prose and an eye for colorful and unusual details, Le Couteur and Burreson offer a novel way to understand the shaping of civilization and the workings of our contemporary world.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781585422203 (1585422207)
Publisher: Tarcher
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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4.0 Napoleon's Buttons by Penny Le Couteur & Jay Burreson
TITLE: Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History AUTHOR: Penny Le Couteur, Jay Burreson DATE PUBLISHED: 2004 FORMAT: Paperback ISBN-13: 9781585423316 _________________________ DESCRIPTION: "Though many factors have been proposed to explain the failure of Napoleon's 1812 Rus...
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5.0 Napoleon's Buttons
Informative.
Steeped in Science, Submersed in Story
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3.0 Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History
The science in this one is pretty good, but the history is a little weak. Events in history are oversimplified and sometimes twisted and warped around in order to fit into the scientific narrative. It feel awkward at best.But if you're looking specifically for a summary of how molecule structure a...
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