Noelle Eckley Selin
Noelle Eckley Selin is Associate Professor in the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society and the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at MIT. Her research focuses on the environmental transport and fate of mercury and other chemicals.
Books by Noelle Eckley Selin
Interviews with Noelle Eckley Selin
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
by Sam Kean
The Story of N: A Social History of the Nitrogen Cycle and the Challenge of Sustainability
by Hugh Gorman
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
by Kate Moore
Rare Earth Frontiers: From Terrestrial Subsoils to Lunar Landscapes
by Julie Klinger
The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another
by Ainissa Ramirez
The periodic table of the elements has been described as “one of the great intellectual achievements of humankind”. Here, Noelle Eckley Selin of MIT and Henrik Selin of Boston University talk us through some of their favourite books about various chemical elements and explain why they’re vital to understanding the world around us.