Poisons

Poisons

From Hemlock to Botox and the Killer Bean of Calabar

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
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.

Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub., 2005
Edition: First North American edition
ISBN: 9781559707619
1559707615
Branch Call Number: 615.9 MACIN
Characteristics: xviii, 239 pages ; 22 cm
Notes: Originally published: Australia : Allen & Unwin, c2004. Under the title The killer bean of Calabar and other stories

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