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From Arsenic to Zirconium Poems and Surprising Facts about the Elements

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Author: Davern, Peter
ISBN: 9781718500273
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE US
Year First Published: 2020
Pages: 296
Dimensions: 226mm x 152mm x 20mm
Format: Paperback / softback

The Periodic Table of Poems is a unique collection of 93 short poems that explores the properties and nuances of each element in the periodic table. Davern discusses the science, history, and quirks of each element–things like why potassium reacts explosively with water, what about arsenic makes it both a deadly poison and a cure for syphilis, and how mercury inspired the term “mad as a hatter”.

For example-

Li, small and light, the soft metal with mettle!
Keeps much of our mobile-power’d world in good fettle;
In sea and in soil,
Floats on water and oil,
Has helped many’s the troubled mind settle.