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Black Holes, Beakers, and Books: The Disappearing Spoon

Sunday, September 22, 2013 | Other Dates  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Are you interested in exploring the vast mysteries of the cosmos, understanding human evolutionary history or talking about the long-term future of the planet earth? These topics and more will be discussed in Black Holes, Beakers, and Books, a book club that reads and discusses popular science books published within the last five years.

Join us for a discussion of The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean. Most of us left the periodic table behind in high school or college, and recall it as an inanimate grid of numbers and letters, only a few of which remain in our memory. Kean brings each element alive through stories of discovery, intrigue, madness, and betrayal. The Disappearing Spoon was shortlisted for the 2010 Royal Society Winton Prize, awarded to outstanding works of popular science.

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Event fee: Free
Location:
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Contact:
Rita
412.622.3151
newandfeatured@carnegielibrary.org


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