[Download] Napoleon's Buttons: 17 Molecules That Changed History By Penny Le Couteur, Jay Burreson

Napoleon's Buttons: 17 Molecules That Changed History

By: Penny Le Couteur, Jay Burreson
Narrated by: Laural Merlington
Length: 11 hours
Release date: Oct 10, 2011
Rating: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (120 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

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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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6 Responses to “[Download] Napoleon’s Buttons: 17 Molecules That Changed History By Penny Le Couteur, Jay Burreson”

  1. Torri Hulse

    Interesting Trivia
    Would you listen to Napoleon’s Buttons again? Why?

  2. Alfonzo Rogish

    Well done
    This book was done well; entertaining and educational. Only a couple mispronounced words, but the narrator has a nice, soothing voice. I hope they write a sequel.

  3. Omar Stoskopf

    10 parts history, 5 chemistry, 2 parts conjecture​
    The book helped pass the time and the reading was fine but the historical conjecture made it just ok,. also seemed like a lot of the same history repeated in other popular books.

  4. Angelena Niles

    Informative and fascinating
    Unlike the previous reviewer I found this to be a more interesting book than ???The Disappearing Spoon???. Both are very good books, but I did learn a lot more from this book. A lot of knowledge is imparted through interesting stories with good narration. The authors do, perhaps, get a little more into the slavery issue than the book requires, but it is brief and in no way detracted from the chemical stories for me. It is not like they were preaching. I liked the book enough to listen again to get what I probably missed due to listening while driving. I highly recommend this book.

  5. Noe Urias

    Slaves, Women and Chemistry, OH MY!
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

  6. Michaele V.

    thoughtful and impressive
    If you could sum up Napoleon’s Buttons in three words, what would they be?

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