Poison

Poison

Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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"A humorous and informative book that traces the role poisons have played in human history from antiquity to the present. Part history, part chemistry, part whodunit"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Crown Books for Young Readers,, [2017]
©2017
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781101932247
9781101932230
Characteristics: x, 182 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: No bane, no gain: poisons in the ancient world
That's classic: poison in Greece and Rome
Poisons, potions, and witches' brews: the Middle Ages
The wretched Renaissance
Crime and corruption: the sinister seventeenth century
Murder and medicine in the Age of Reason
Bad heir days: poisons in the nineteenth century
Twentieth-century tox
New and noxious: poisons in the twenty-first century and beyond.
Summary: "A humorous and informative book that traces the role poisons have played in human history from antiquity to the present. Part history, part chemistry, part whodunit"-- Provided by publisher.

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