More Molecules of Murder

More Molecules of Murder

How can a plant as beautiful as the foxglove be so deadly and yet for more than a century be used to treat heart disease? The same is true of other naturally occurring molecules as will be revealed in this current book by award-winning author and chemist, John Emsley. More Molecules of Murder follows on from his highly-acclaimed earlier book Molecules of Murder, and again it deals with 14 potential poisons; seven of which are man-made and seven of which are natural. It investigates the crimes committed with them, not from the point of view of the murderers, their victims, or the detectives, but from the poison used. In so doing it throws new light on how these crimes were carried out and ultimately how the perpetrators were uncovered and brought to justice. Each chapter starts by looking at the target molecule itself, its discovery, its chemistry, its often-surprising use in medicine, its effects on the human body, and its toxicology. The rest of the chapter is devoted to murders and attempted murders in which it has been used. But, be reassured that murder by poison is not the threat it once was, thanks to laws which restrict access to such materials and to the skills of analytical chemists in detecting their presence in incredibly tiny amounts.


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Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Release Date
ISBN 1788012380
Pages 250 pages
More Molecules of Murder
Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: John Emsley
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-23 - Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

How can a plant as beautiful as the foxglove be so deadly and yet for more than a century be used to treat heart disease? The same is true of other naturally oc
More Molecules of Murder
Language: en
Pages: 251
Authors: John Emsley
Categories: Molecular toxicology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-23 - Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

How can a plant as beautiful as the foxglove be so deadly and yet for more than a century be used to treat heart disease? The same is true of other naturally oc
Molecules of Murder
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: John Emsley
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-07 - Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

Molecules of Murder is about infamous murderers and famous victims; about people like Harold Shipman, Alexander Litvinenko, Adelaide Bartlett, and Georgi Markov
Molecules of Murder Set
Language: en
Pages: 524
Authors: John Emsley
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-23 - Publisher:

How can a plant as beautiful as the foxglove be so deadly and yet for more than a century be used to treat heart disease? The same is true of other naturally oc
Poisons and Murder Set
Language: en
Pages: 821
Authors: John Emsley
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-23 - Publisher:

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Forensic Chemistry of Substance Misuse
Language: en
Pages: 447
Authors: Leslie A King
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-07-22 - Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

Updating and expanding the coverage of the first Edition, this book provides a chemical background to domestic and international controls on substances of misus
Chemistry and Industry
Language: en
Pages:
Authors:
Categories: Chemistry, Technical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:

A Taste for Poison
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Neil Bradbury, Ph.D.
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-02-01 - Publisher: St. Martin's Press

“A fascinating tale of poisons and poisonous deeds which both educates and entertains.” --Kathy Reichs A brilliant blend of science and crime, A TASTE FOR P
Choice
Language: en
Pages: 632
Authors:
Categories: Academic libraries
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:

The 13th Element
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: John Emsley
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-08-28 - Publisher: Wiley

The incredible "glowing" history of the "Devil's element "phosphorus Discovered by alchemists, prescribed by apothecaries, exploited by ninth-century industrial