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The Periodic Table of Poems

by Dr. Peter Davern
May 2020, 296 pp.
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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".

Author Bio 

Dr. Peter Davern is a lecturer in the Department of Chemical Sciences at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He has been fascinated by the periodic table: its form, layout, the repeating patterns of chemical properties among groups of elements. Davern has spent the last 5 years researching interesting and useful properties about the elements and then transforming them into a collection of short, easy-to-remember poems.