The Periodic Table: Popular Penguins

Author: Primo Levi

$9.95
SKU: 9780141399447

In these haunting reflections, Primo Levi, a chemist by training takes the elements of the periodic table as his inspiration. He ranges from young love to political savagery; 'Iron' honours the mountain-climbing resistance hero who put iron in Levi's student soul, while 'Cerium' recalls the improvised cigarette lighters which saved his life in Auschwitz.

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Book Cover: The Periodic Table

'So it happens, therefore, that every element says something to someone'

Inspired by the rhythms of the Periodic Table, Primo Levi assesses his life in terms of the chemical elements he associates with his past. From his birth into an Italian Jewish family through his training as a chemist, to the pain and darkness of the Holocaust and its aftermath, Levi reflects on the difficult course of his life...

'So it happens, therefore, that every element says something to someone'

Inspired by the rhythms of the Periodic Table, Primo Levi assesses his life in terms of the chemical elements he associates with...

Published: 12/06/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241956816
Book Cover:  If Not Now, When?
In this gripping novel, based on a true story, Primo Levi reveals the extraordinary lives of the Russian, Polish and Jewish partisans trapped behind enemy lines during the Second World War. Wracked by fear, hunger and fierce rivalries, they link up, fall apart, struggle to stay alive and to sabotage the efforts of the all-powerful German army.

A compelling tale of action, resistance and epic adventure...

In this gripping novel, based on a true story, Primo Levi reveals the extraordinary lives of the Russian, Polish and Jewish partisans trapped behind enemy lines during the Second World War. Wracked by...
Published: 23/10/2000
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141183909
Book Cover:  Moments of Reprieve
Published: 16/10/2002
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141186979
Book Cover: The Periodic Table
In these haunting reflections, Primo Levi, a chemist by training, takes the elements of the periodic table as his inspiration. He ranges from young love to political savagery; from the inert gas argon – and 'inert' relatives like the uncle who stayed in bed for twenty-two years – to life-giving car bon. 'Iron' honours the mountain-climbing resistance hero who put iron in Levi's student...
In these haunting reflections, Primo Levi, a chemist by training, takes the elements of the periodic table as his inspiration. He ranges from young love to political savagery; from the inert gas argon...
Published: 23/10/2000
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141185149
Published:28/06/2010
Format:Paperback, 194 pages
RRP:$9.95
price:AUD $9.95
ISBN-13:9780141399447
ISBN-10:0141399449
Publisher:Penguin UK

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