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Sam Kean
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Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 2 years ago
I finally finished this one. It was a read for the Flat Book Society and I believe I was the last one still reading The Disappearing Spoon. It was not an easy read, especially at times. The first couple of chapters were all over the place and I know a lot of people DNFed at this point. I continued a...
Locus Amoenus: All By My Shelf
Locus Amoenus: All By My Shelf rated it 2 years ago
I really tried, you guys. I love popular science books, because although it wasn't my best subject at school, I found a lot of the history behind the discipline really interesting. So I read as many of these books as I can. However, this one alternately confused me and bored me to tears. I don't...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 2 years ago
DNF @ page 81. Dear fellow Flatbookers, I am so sorry. I really thought I had turned a corner. I really thought I had found a book that could keep my interest and that would not lead me to yet another DNF of a pop science book. But here's the thing, after making it through Part 1 of Kean's ...
Tannat
Tannat rated it 2 years ago
Finished the first chapter, and I take what I said back. Sam Kean isn't condescending; he's trying to imitate his earlier terrible teachers and mystify us. I thought I understood the periodic table, but Kean's explanations were all over the place and diverged into so many tangents about Plato and ...
TeaStitchRead
TeaStitchRead rated it 2 years ago
Date Published: August 18, 2010 Format: Audiobook (Tantor Audio) Source: RB Digital/RAF Lakenheath Library Date Read: January 3-5, 2019 BL's Flat Book Society book club pick for January 2019 Blurb: Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmiu...
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