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Periodic Tales - A Cultural History of the Elements, from Arsenic to Zinc-logo

Periodic Tales - A Cultural History of the Elements, from Arsenic to Zinc

Hugh Aldersey Williams

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Description:

Like the alphabet, the calendar, or the zodiac, the periodic table of the chemical elements has a permanent place in our imagination. But aside from the handful of common ones (iron, carbon, copper, gold), the elements themselves remain wrapped in mystery. We do not know what most of them look like, how they exist in nature, how they got their names, or of what use they are to us. Unlocking their astonishing secrets and colorful pasts, Periodic Tales is a passionate journey through mines and artists' studios, to factories and cathedrals, into the woods and to the sea to discover the true stories of these fascinating but mysterious building blocks of the universe.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Antony Ferguson

Length:

12h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

24:24


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

57:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

58:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

58:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

47:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

51:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

45:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

44:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

54:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

57:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

53:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

39:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

43:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

39:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

39:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

41:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:40