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".
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.
- Publication Date:
- 02 / 07 / 2020
- 152 x 229mm