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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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Brilliant—waited for this until my daughter started chemistry!
Nov 18th, 2018
Jan 26th, 2015
Tales of an itinerant chemist. The book that almost made me switch to a science degree.
Nov 9th, 2013
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