The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements - Sam Kean, Sean Runnette
I think that audiobook is probably not the best of formats for this particular book. The narrator was very good, but sometimes names and author's notes etc got a little confusing. I think it would have been clearer to me were I able to see it on a page (or ereader screen).Even though I did not pick the best format, The Disappearing Spoon was still very enjoyable. I have a degree in History with a minor in Chemistry so this is one of the rare books that covers all my nerdy bases. I found most of the stories to be incredibly interesting, and I think it makes the sterile magnificence of the periodic table take on more human dimensions. Chemists are people too!The only reason it didn't get five stars from me is because I feel like it could have been organized a little better. The histories were engaging and informative but were often grouped together by a logic that I couldn't follow. Still, that wasn't enough to ruin it for me by any means. A good tale is still a good tale even if it seems to be a non sequitor.Overall, a fun romp through chemistry history.