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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'If only chemistry had been like this at school' Matt Ridley, Prospect
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Elements. Everything in the universe is made of them, including you. And like you, the elements have personalities, attitudes, talents, shortcomings, stories rich with meaning.

Here you'll meet iron that rains from the heavens. You'll learn how lead can tell your future while zinc may one day line your coffin. You'll discover what connects the bones in your body with the Whitehouse in Washington, the glow of a streetlamp with the salt on your dinner table.

Unlocking their astonishing secrets and colourful pasts, Periodic Tales is a voyage of wonder and discovery, showing that their stories are our stories, and their lives are inextricable from our own.
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'A love letter to the chemical elements. Aldersey-Williams is full of good stories, and he knows how to tell them well' Sunday Telegraph

'Great fun to read and an endless fund of unlikely and improbable anecdotes' Financial Times

'The history, science, art, literature and everyday applications of all the elements from aluminium to zinc' The Times

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