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May 21, 2010
Friday Book Recommendation
I'm going to be off helping out with my daughter's field trip today, so it's not like there are going to be a lot of posts around here. But I did want to mention this book, "The Elements", by Theodore Gray.
That's this guy, Theodore Gray of Wolfram Research and of Wooden Periodic Table fame. He's clearly a wild man for chemical elements, and good for him. Now what someone needs to do is a coffee-table book on photogenic chemical compounds - dissolving potassium permanganate, crystals of chromium (III) chloride, hunks of copper (II) sulfate. It would (as those examples suggest) be mostly inorganic chemistry, but what the hey. . .
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