Poisons: From Hemlock to Botox to the Killer Bean of Calabar

Poisons: From Hemlock to Botox to the Killer Bean of Calabar, by Peter Macinnis

Synopsis: A tour of the many applications of common toxins traces their origins and detection processes as well as their use in medicine, food, cleaning products, cosmetics, and war, in an account that also cites the utilization of poisons throughout history and in key literary works. By the author of Bittersweet: The Story of Sugar.

Published: May 2005 | ISBN: 978-1559707619

Author’s Homepage: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~macinnis/writing/index.htm

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Hardcover Edition: Poisons: From Hemlock to Botox to the Killer Bean of Calabar

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