Fifty Minerals That Changed the Course of History

Fifty Minerals That Changed the Course of History

Book - 2012
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A guide to fifty metals, alloys, rocks, and organic minerals that have impacted history discusses the use of plutonium to power the Voyager space probes and the possiblity that Napoleon was poisoned by wallpaper containing arsenic.
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9781554079841
Branch Call Number: 549.09
Characteristics: 223 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.

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Jan 17, 2017

Fun to read, fun to learn stuff.

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Dec 29, 2016

A fascinating topic, but the text is marred by the author sometimes talking about himself rather than the relevance of the mineral in history. Thorough index and further reading guide.

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