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Napoleon's Buttons - Penny Le Couteur & Jay Burreson

Napoleon's Buttons

By Penny Le Couteur & Jay Burreson

  • Release Date: 2003-04-28
  • Genre: History
Score: 4
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From 25 Ratings

Description

Napoleon's Buttons is the fascinating account of seventeen groups of molecules that have greatly influenced the course of history. These molecules provided the impetus for early exploration, and made possible the voyages of discovery that ensued. The molecules resulted in grand feats of engineering and spurred advances in medicine and law; they determined what we now eat, drink, and wear. A change as small as the position of an atom can lead to enormous alterations in the properties of a substance-which, in turn, can result in great historical shifts.

With lively prose and an eye for colorful and unusual details, Le Couteur and Burreson offer a novel way to understand the shaping of civilization and the workings of our contemporary world.

Reviews

  • History and Molecules. Who knew?

    5
    By BikeRider21
    What a story. Good history and solid chemistry. Believe it or not a page turner!
  • History+Chemistry=GoodReading

    5
    By TheHerrick
    If you enjoy history and know some basic chemistry you will enjoy this book!

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