Poison and Poisoning: A Compendium of Cases, Catastrophes and Crimes

Poison and Poisoning: A Compendium of Cases, Catastrophes and Crimes

Celia Kellett

This interesting booklet can be loved either via these drawn to the technology of toxins and in addition through normal readers who can dip in and locate hair-raising horrors and calamities on each page.

In this attention-grabbing advisor to poisons, Celia Kellett presents details and leisure in equivalent degree as she explains sincerely what the entire varied poisons are and the way they paintings, giving us the entire gory element of the way, unintentionally or layout, they've got resulted in the death of such a lot of people.

From cyanide to the Black Widow spider, and from the golf green Mamba snake to botulism, poisons are available all over the place from the jungle to the refrigerator.

Did you recognize, for instance, that the Emperor Napoleon died from arsenic poisoning because of the fairway dye used for the development on his wallpaper? Or that the golf green Mamba’s venom is so poisonous chew is deadly inside part an hour? Or that 50,000 humans die from snake bites each year in India?

Poison is never out of the headlines, with fresh tales together with the homicide, by way of polonium poisoning, of Alexander Litvinenko in London, allegedly via the KGB, the pony Whisperer writer Nicholas Evans changing into heavily ailing in Scotland after consuming toxic mushrooms, and melamine poisoning in chinese language baby-milk formula.

It is a topic that holds a fascination for most people who (along with budding crime writers, and maybe the KGB) may want to purchase this glorious ebook in huge numbers.

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