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    Description"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, Penny Le Couteur and Jay 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
    17 Molecules That Changed History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Penny Le Couteur, By (author) Jay Burreson, Narrator Laural Merlington
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    ISBN 13: 9781452654591
    ISBN 10: 145265459X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    BIC E4L: SCP
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    DC22: 540
    Abridged Dewey: 900
    Ingram Subject Code: JV
    Libri: I-JV
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56100
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000, SCI013000
    BIC subject category V2: PNRP
    Thema V1.0: NHD, PNRP, PDZ
    Edition statement
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    10 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Jay Burreson, Ph.D., has worked as an industrial chemist and held a National Institutes of Health special fellowship at the University of Hawaii. Penny Le Couteur, Ph.D., is a professor of chemistry at Capilano College in British Columbia, Canada, and the recipient of a Polysar Award for Outstanding Chemistry Teaching in Canadian Colleges. Laural Merlington has recorded well over one hundred audiobooks, including works by Margaret Atwood and Alice Hoffman, and is the recipient of several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks.
    Review quote
    "Entertaining accounts of how various objects' chemical properties might have changed history." ---Library Journal