Book :: The Periodic Table

The Periodic Table
By: Primo Levi
Pages: 240
Published: 1975
Genre(s): Science
Short Stories
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In these haunting reflections, Primo Levi, a chemist by training takes the elements of the periodic table as his inspiration. He ranges from young love to political savagery; 'Iron' honours the mountain-climbing resistance hero who put iron in Levi's student soul, while 'Cerium' recalls the improvised cigarette lighters which saved his life in Auschwitz.

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Jan 26th, 2015

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Tales of an itinerant chemist. The book that almost made me switch to a science degree.

Nov 9th, 2013

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