Wednesday, May 31, 2023

What's Gotten Into You

Our bodies contain some 60 elements (oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, magnesium etc). How were these elements made? Where did they all come from? How did they get into us? Dan Levitt takes us through the estimated history in his masterful book, What's Gotten Into You

I really enjoyed the book, particularly the first half as it described our best guesses of how the various elements came to be following The Big Bang, and tracked these elements over time as they came together on Earth, where life was able to make use of them.

I highly recommend the book to anyone interested in this topic.

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