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Let's Read: Napoleon's Buttons by Penny LeCouter and Jay Burreson

  • Savona Coffee (Across from Beaches Restaurant)

    1898 SE Columbia River Dr, Vancouver, WA (map)

    45.615322 -122.652275

  • There will be a Meetup sign on the table.

    Here is the summary from Amazon:

    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, Le Couteur and Burreson offer a novel way to understand the shaping of civilization and the workings of our contemporary world.

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  • Carol A.

    Finally got the book and am reading it now.

    1 · November 29

  • Marva P.

    Sorry, Saturday mornings just don't work for me.

    November 2

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  • Roberta
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    I'm looking forward to trying new genres and meeting more readers.

  • Daphne

    As a 3rd generation English major, I am obligated to collect and honor books. Sometimes I even... more

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  • Marva P.

    I'm newly retired after 40+ years of nursing. Now I have more time for reading!

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