Posted by: grokscience | October 3, 2012


Several recent books walk the reader through human history by describing the history of specific objects or commodities such as salt, cod, coffee, and even the lowly toothpick.  On this episode, Tom Jackson joins us to discuss his new series of books, Ponderables, which walks readers through history alongside the elements, the universe, and mathematics, with more to come.

History in a test tube… 😉



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