The Disappearing Spoon
I really liked The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean. It is a non-fiction romp through the periodic table: how it was drawn up, who discovered various elements and how they went about it, Nobel prizes, Marie Curie! I probably really,really annoyed B as I kept spouting factiods i had just read. I wouldn't quite say i learned a lot, as i am not sure how much i retained, but i was highly entertained. a 6 and my first read for the Science Book Challenge.