Saturday, July 24, 2010

Giveaway - The Disappearing Spoon - Sam Kean

Thanks to the generous folks at The Hachette Book Group, I have two copies of The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean to giveaway.

From the publisher:

"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.

We learn that Marie Curie used to provoke jealousy in colleagues' wives when she'd invite them into closets to see her glow-in-the-dark experiments. And that Lewis and Clark swallowed mercury capsules across the country and their campsites are still detectable by the poison in the ground. Why did Gandhi hate iodine? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmium? And why did tellurium lead to the most bizarre gold rush in history?

From the Big Bang to the end of time, it's all in THE DISAPPEARING SPOON."

Read an excerpt of The Disappearing Spoon.

Open to US and Canada, no po boxes please. Simply comment to be entered. Please make sure you either leave an email or have it in your profile. Ends Saturday Aug 14 at 6 pm EST. Good luck and check the sidebar for ongoing giveaways!

81 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah i am first to enter!! Sounds like an interesting book!

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Vidisha said...

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clenna said...

I teach science and this would be a great book to read. Then I could relate some of the stories about the elements to the students, grabbing their interest.

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Sandy Jay said...

I love this kind of book. You learn the most interesting stuff. Please enter me in the drawing.

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Marie said...

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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
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Janel said...

Sounds like there are a lot of interesting stories in this book. Please enter me. :)

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B.Kienapple said...

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christa @ mental foodie said...

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

a real librarian said...

Sounds great! Thanks for the chance!

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baileythebookworm said...

I would love to be entered! This looks like such a fascinating read.

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ikkinlala said...

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Giant Sis said...

I read a review of this book in an airline magazine and have wanted to read it ever since!

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

SOUNDS INTERESTING

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I would love to read The Disappearing Spoon :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Anonymous said...

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abfantom said...

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Nicole C. said...

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A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

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Denise S. said...

Sounds very good, thanks.

FileKutz said...

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Carol M said...

I'd love to read this and then pass it on to my grandsons. Please enter me. Thank you!
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Crystal said...

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Misusedinnocence said...

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Becca said...

Please enter me. It sounds great.

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janeh said...

I've been hearing a lot about this book recently and it sounds fascinating.

kjovus said...

this is a different book than I normally read, but It sounds very interesting.

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Francine said...

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Melissa said...

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Janice said...

I'm a homeschooling mom. My daughter will be studying chemistry this upcoming school year and this would be a fun book for both of us to read.

Thanks. Janice

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shel772 said...

Amazing. A book based upon the periodic table. Sounds like a must read.

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Phoenix said...

Having known a lot of scientists, I'm very interested in this book!

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Linda Kish said...

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Sue said...

I'd love this! Thanks for the giveaway.

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Suzanne said...

My 11 year old son is autistic and fascinated with chemistry and the periodic table. My husband and son would have fun reading it together.

nfmgirl said...

My scientific mind is drawn to this book. Please count me in. Thank you!

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Tina said...

I really want to read this one - it sounds fascinating

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missreneer said...

The synopsis has really peaked my interest. Thanks for the great giveaway :)

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degood said...

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Courtney said...

I've read several of the blogs about specific elements of the periodic table by this author - its such fun reading! I look forward to reading this book!

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Beth said...

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Amy said...

What an interesting and unique story-line! Maybe I'll do better with the periodic table this time around!
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amp said...

The premise of this book sounds facinating and I have wanted to read it since I first heard about it.

ChristyJan said...

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Laurie said...

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Tina said...

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Jenn S. said...

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Benita said...

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Paul Duca said...

It got an excellent review in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, so I have developed an interest.


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Dawn M. said...

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Dave said...

This sounds like a fascinating book. Thank you for the chance to win.

ky2here said...

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Hoa said...

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Hotsnotty2 said...

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Rhonda said...

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Becca said...

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Randominities said...

This sounds like a very cool book! I'd love to read it! I love behind the scenes and little known facts. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

Kerry said...

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Anonymous said...

sounds like a great read
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Cynthya said...

I love to read books about science--thanks for the chance to win!

brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...heard an interview on NPR a few weeks ago with the author; sounds like he has succeeded in making the Periodic Table an interesting historical "adventure" for the layman.

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kngmckellar said...

I'd love to read something like this!

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Colengal said...

I love books like these that are the human stories behind history. It really makes it more real to the reader.

susan1215 said...

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Heather said...

I've seen this everywhere! I'll read it sooner or later.
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Anonymous said...

I love to read non-fiction!

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Atreau said...

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