This month, we’re delving deep into chemistry’s history as we discuss Peter Wothers’ book Antimony, Gold, and Jupiter’s Wolf: How the Elements Were Named. Some chemists may know Wothers’ writing in the form of chemistry textbooks, but this is his first popular science book. As Wothers unearths the stories behind the elements’ names, he also explores our understanding of the nature of matter itself.
Find out what we thought about the book, listen to an extract, and hear from Wothers himself as he talks to us about alchemy and his first 15th century chemistry book.
You can also read the full review of Antimony, Gold, and Jupiter’s Wolf here.
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