The Elements of Murder

The Elements of Murder

[a History of Poison]

eBook - 2005
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How can a chemical we need on a daily basis to keep us healthy be fatal at a different dose? Why should elements that are intrinsically dangerous be used in medicine? How did poisoners use the chemical properties of chemicals to cover their tracks? Which chemicals in our environment pose the biggest threats to our health today? This enthralling story shows how humans have used chemicals to both help and harm one another throughout history, and the chemistry behind it. all. - ; How can a chemical we need on a daily basis to keep us healthy be fatal at a different dose? Why should elements that a.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 421 pages)
Alternative Title: History of poison

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