Napoleon’s Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History

Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History Author Penny Le Couteur
ISBN-10 1585423319
ISBN-13 9781585423316
Year 2004-05-24
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher Jeremy P Tarcher
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Napoleon s Buttons is the fascinating account of seventeen groups of molecules that have greatly influenced the course of history These molecules provided the impetus for early exploration and made possible the voyages of discovery that ensued The molecules resulted in grand feats of engineering and spurred advances in medicine and law they determined what we now eat drink and wear A change as small as the position of an atom can lead to enormous alterations in the properties of a substance which in turn can result in great historical shifts With lively prose and an eye for colorful and unusual details Le Couteur and Burreson offer a novel way to understand the shaping of civilization and the workings of our contemporary world

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Napoleon s Buttons

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ISBN-10 1440650322
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