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Napoleon's Buttons - 17 Molecules That Changed History

Jay Burreson

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, Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson offer a novel way to understand the shaping of civilization and the workings of our contemporary world.

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, Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson offer a novel way to understand the shaping of civilization and the workings of our contemporary world.
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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 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, Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson offer a novel way to understand the shaping of civilization and the workings of our contemporary world.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Penny Le Couteur, Laural Merlington

Length:

11h 6m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

29:55


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

32:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

39:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

31:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

35:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

40:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

37:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

36:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

38:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

47:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

44:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

39:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

36:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

41:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

41:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:10