Robert Petkoff's clear and engaging voice guides listeners through a scientific history of chemical elements. Adapted from the bestselling title for adults, this version for young people still requires a good deal of background knowledge about chemistry. But those who can follow along will be rewarded with with fun facts and fascinating stories, like how a teenager tried to build a nuclear reactor, what makes dirty bombs so horrific, and what really caused the "Midas touch." Petkoff's conversational narration makes the science accessible and stimulating. This audiobook is a great example of the benefits of listening because kids can hear the correct pronunciations of the elements' and scientists' names. It even discusses why Americans pronounce the element aluminium "aluminum." S.C. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2019]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2018
DD ISBN 9781478941248 $22.98
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