Its Elemental: The Hidden Chemistry in Everything Audiobook, by Kate Biberdorf Play Audiobook Sample

It's Elemental: The Hidden Chemistry in Everything Audiobook

Its Elemental: The Hidden Chemistry in Everything Audiobook, by Kate Biberdorf Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Kate Biberdorf Publisher: Harlequin Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781488210815

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51:05 minutes

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06 seconds

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27:34 minutes

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Publisher Description

A professor of chemistry dubbed “the new, cooler Bill Nye” (BuzzFeed) reveals the fascinating chemistry we experience every day in this engaging and practical pop science book. Perfect for fans of armchair science books such as those by Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Mary Roach.

Chemistry is everywhere. It’s in our breakfast and our makeup. It’s in the air we breathe and the water we drink. From the moment we wake up and even while we sleep, chemistry is at work—and it doesn’t take PhD in science to understand it.

In this fascinating and entertaining book, chemistry professor and science entertainer Kate Biberdorf—dubbed “the next Bill Nye”—explains the surprising science we experience every day. With her signature wit and infectious energy, Dr. Biberdorf will help you master the fundamental principles of the science that eluded you in high school—and reveals how chemistry comes alive in everything we do and everywhere we go, from the kitchen to the beach.

With easy-to-understand examples and fun experiments to try at home, It’s Elemental will ignite your passion for science and change the way you experience the world.

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“Whether you’re baking a pie, washing your hands, or watching a sunset, Dr. Biberdorf shows that science is everywhere and it’s fun! She’s a proud nerd, and in the pages of this essential book you’ll discover the great wonder of chemistry…After all, it’s elemental.”

— Bill Nye 


  • “Readers will come away with an appreciation of how crucial—and how cool—chemistry actually is.”

    — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “With a wittiness that most science-explainers lack, It’s Elemental should be a welcome respite for those seeking knowledge.”

    — Booklist
  • “Kudos to Kate Biberdorf for reminding us how fun it is to explore life’s mysteries, even here on planet earth.”

    — Peggy A. Whitson, PhD, astronaut, former commander of the International Space Station, and chief of NASA’s astronaut office

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About Kate Biberdorf

Dr. Kate Biberdorf is a scientist, a science entertainer, and a chemistry professor at the University of Texas. She has a PhD in inorganic chemistry from the University of Texas and has published her work in Catalysis, Science, and Technology. Kate is the author of the bestselling kids book The Big Book of Experiments and has appeared on The Today Show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, The Wendy Williams Show, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two dogs (and one very grumpy cat).