The Disappearing Spoon Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
The Disappearing Spoon is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
User reviews about the book
If you like science facts or even just interesting narratives where you learn things you didn’t know before, this is the story for you!
This is one of the best casual science books I have ever read. I think it fantastic for non-scientists and researcher scientists alike. The book discusses important scientific achievements in the context of history and society. For a research scientist, the scientific principles are known, but the book teaches you “the rest of the story.” I’m a research scientist and I couldn’t put the book down (literally). My friend who is not a scientist found the science to be easy enough to understand and really enjoyed both aspects: science and history.
Great and entertaining
I was never really a chemistry or physics buff in school, but I am very pleased with how this book is put together.
Well written, hard to put down.
Delightful book making chemistry interesting
By Ol' Mike
I am very pleased with this book. The chapters are interesting and well assembled. I bought the book for my high school daughter to use as a supplement to her class work. It goes way beyond my expectations. In the "chemistry" portions, the text is written in an understandable and entertaining way. When historical references are made, it was written in such a way I felt like the events were happening recently. Makes the characters important to science and chemistry specifically, seem like real people, not just brilliant scientists. Nice mix of trivia and useful/informative science.
I loved it !
By Zom B. Faam
Very well done. It makes the periodic table fun for the first time. Filled with anecdotes from almost all of the elements in the periodic table, this book is sure to make for a captivating read. Sam Kean's humorous style of writing also adds to the overall entertainment of this text. Again very well done Sam Kean.
By Raven Industries IT
Author Sam Kean manages to find the most interesting stories and facts hidden in everything!