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For a quick glance at all the basics about aluminium, check this out.
For all you ever wanted to know about aluminium, check out The Elements by Theodore Gray.
When aluminum was first isolated (beginning of the 19th century), it was highly valued. Did you know that Napoleon III of France gave a banquet where the most honored guests were given aluminum utensils, while the others were made to use gold?
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