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Product Description: From the author of the bestsellers The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist's Thumb, fascinating tales of the brain and the history of neuroscience.Early studies of the functions of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike-strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, lobotomies, horrendous accidents-and see how the victim coped...read more

Hardcover:

9781410471567 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, September 24, 2014), cover price $31.99 | About this edition: Offers tales of victims affected by brain injuries and diseases, early studies of the function of the brain, and the history of neuroscience.
9780316182348 | Little Brown & Co, May 6, 2014, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: The author of the bestseller The Disappearing Spoon reveals the secret inner workings of the brain through strange but true stories.

Paperback:

9780316182355 | Reprint edition (Back Bay Books, June 9, 2015), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: From the author of the bestsellers The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist's Thumb, fascinating tales of the brain and the history of neuroscience.

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Product Description: The author of the bestseller The Disappearing Spoon reveals the secret inner workings of the brain through strange but true stories.Early studies of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike -- strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, horrendous accidents -- and see how victims coped...read more

Paperback:

9780857522207 | Gardners Books, July 17, 2014, cover price $25.15 | About this edition: The author of the bestseller The Disappearing Spoon reveals the secret inner workings of the brain through strange but true stories.

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Product Description: From the author of the bestseller The Disappearing Spoon comes this tale of the brain and the history of neuroscience.Early studies of the functions of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike--strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, lobotomies, horrendous accidents--and see how the victim coped...read more

CD/Spoken Word:

9781478901181 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, May 6, 2014), cover price $84.99 | About this edition: From the author of the bestseller The Disappearing Spoon comes this tale of the brain and the history of neuroscience.

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Product Description: [Read by Henry Leyva]From the author of the bestseller ''The Disappearing Spoon'' comes this tale of the brain and the history of neuroscience. Early studies of the functions of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike - strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, lobotomies, horrendous accidents - and see how the victim coped...read more
By Sam Kean and Henry Leyva (narrator)

CD/Spoken Word:

9781478901211 | Com/cdr un edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, May 6, 2014), cover price $45.00 | About this edition: [Read by Henry Leyva]From the author of the bestseller ''The Disappearing Spoon'' comes this tale of the brain and the history of neuroscience.

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Product Description: From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, language, and music, as told by our own DNA. In The Disappearing Spoon, bestselling author Sam Kean unlocked the mysteries of the periodic table...read more

Hardcover:

9781410450685 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, July 18, 2012), cover price $32.99 | About this edition: From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, language, and music, as told by our own DNA.
9780316182317 | Little Brown & Co, July 17, 2012, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, language, and music, as told by our own DNA.

Paperback:

9780316182331 | Reprint edition (Back Bay Books, July 16, 2013), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, language, and music, as told by our own DNA.

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Product Description: From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes more incredible stories of science, history, language, and music, as told by our own DNA. In The Disappearing Spoon, bestselling author Sam Kean unlocked the mysteries of the periodic table...read more

Hardcover:

9780857520289 | Transworld Pub, July 5, 2012, cover price $32.75 | About this edition: From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes more incredible stories of science, history, language, and music, as told by our own DNA.

Paperback:

9780857520296, titled "The Violinist's Thumb" | Gardners Books, July 5, 2012, cover price $24.85 | About this edition: From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, language, and music, as told by our own DNA.

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Paperback:

9780316185349 | Hachette Book Group USA, June 6, 2011, cover price $10.99

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From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, finance, mythology, the arts, medicine, and more, as told by the Periodic Table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why is gallium (Ga, 31) the go-to element for laboratory pranksters?*The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsession. These fascinating tales follow every element on the table as they play out their parts in human history, and in the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them. THE DISAPPEARING SPOON masterfully fuses science with the classic lore of invention, investigation, and discovery--from the Big Bang through the end of time. *Though solid at room temperature, gallium is a moldable metal that melts at 84 degrees Fahrenheit. A classic science prank is to mold gallium spoons, serve them with tea, and watch guests recoil as their utensils disappear.

Hardcover:

9780316051644 | 1 edition (Little Brown & Co, July 12, 2010), cover price $28.00 | About this edition: From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, finance, mythology, the arts, medicine, and more, as told by the Periodic Table.

Paperback:

9780316051637 | Reprint edition (Back Bay Books, June 6, 2011), cover price $17.00

Miscellaneous:

9780316089081 | Little Brown & Co, July 12, 2010, cover price $11.99

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Product Description: The periodic table is one of man's crowning scientific achievements. But it's also a treasure trove of stories of passion, adventure, betrayal, and obsession. The infectious tales and astounding details in The Disappearing Spoon follow carbon, neon, silicon, and gold as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, war, the arts, poison, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them...read more
By Sam Kean and Sean Runnette (narrator)

CD/Spoken Word:

9781400149520 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, August 23, 2010), cover price $83.99 | About this edition: The periodic table is one of man's crowning scientific achievements.

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