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American author whose books, The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinists Thumb, were national bestsellers. He has also contributed to periodicals, including New York Times Magazine, and New Scientist.
Science Quotes by Sam Kean (1 quote)
Aluminiums sixty-year reign as the worlds most precious substance was glorious, but soon an American chemist [Charles Hall] ruined everything.
— Sam Kean
In The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements (2010), 235.