If you don’t know what buckets of urine, a Russian bigamist, a kleptomaniac, or French Lick has to do with the history of science, this is the book for you! After Pluto got plutoed, a friend waggishly asked, “Does plutonium still get to be an element?” Thus was the anthropologist sent into a new field, one he discovered, and herein reveals, to be teeming with the remarkable people, events, and ideas involved with the discovery and naming of the planets and the elements. The Shakespearean sonnet form is his main vehicle for conveying his findings in a way that is lively, witty, and wise.
Author: Robert Bates Graber
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: PublishAmerica (November 3, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches