Deadly Doses

  • Filename: deadly-doses.
  • ISBN: 0898793718
  • Release Date: 1990-01-01
  • Number of pages: 298
  • Author: Serita Stevens
  • Publisher: Writers Digest Books



Part of the Howdunit Series, Deadly Doses is written by a professional in the field. It provides the inside details that writers need to weave a credible - and salable - story. Essential buys for any serious author...Will cut research time in half! - Mystery Scene

Deadly Dose

  • Filename: deadly-dose.
  • ISBN: 9781440630934
  • Release Date: 2008-06-03
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Amanda Lamb
  • Publisher: Penguin



The crime was unforgivable. The suspected murderer—unbelievable. One man’s pursuit of justice—unstoppable. The death of promising young pediatric AIDS researcher Eric Miller stunned the Raleigh, North Carolina, community, largely because of the horrific way he was killed. For months, Eric was slowly tortured as arsenic consumed his body. No one thought that Eric Miller’s wife, Ann—an attractive, demure, educated scientist—could be capable of such a horrible crime. No one except for veteran homicide investigator Chris Morgan, a man in the twilight of his career. But from the moment Morgan saw the thirty-year-old widow in the interview room at the police department, he knew he was seeing pure evil. Now, journalist Amanda Lamb details Morgan’s dogged investigation—a quest for the truth that would last four years and see another life taken before Ann Miller’s tangled web of death and deceit finally came to light.

HowDunit The Book of Poisons

  • Filename: howdunit-the-book-of-poisons.
  • ISBN: IND:30000060350455
  • Release Date: 2007-01-09
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Serita Stevens
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books



Discover Deadly Doses to Kill Off Characters The readers of your crime and mystery stories should be trying to figure out "whodunit"—not wondering why your facts don't make sense. If you want to kill off characters with something poisonous, you need to know how a villain would gain access to such a poison, how it would be administered, and what the effects on the victim would be. Book of Poisons can help you figure out all of the details of proper poisoning. This thorough guide catalogs the classic poisons, household poisons, poisonous animals and plants, poisons used in wars, and more. With information on toxicity, reaction time, effects and symptoms, and antidotes and treatments, you'll know exactly what your villain needs to succeed and exactly what could foil his plans. You'll also find: information about how real toxicologists uncover poisoning crimes a history of famous poisoners advice on how you can create your own fictional poison case histories that give examples of when the poisons listed were used in literature, movies, and real life With alphabetical organization and appendices that cross-reference by symptoms, form, administration, and other methods, you'll be able to find the perfect poisons to fit your plot. Plus, a glossary of medical terms makes decoding symptoms and treatments easy for the writer with no medical background. Book of Poisons is the comprehensive reference you need to create deaths by poison without stopping readers dead in their tracks over misguided facts.

HowDunit The Book of Poisons

  • Filename: howdunit-the-book-of-poisons.
  • ISBN: 9781599634401
  • Release Date: 2006-12-26
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Serita Stevens
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.



Discover Deadly Doses to Kill Off Characters The readers of your crime and mystery stories should be trying to figure out "whodunit"—not wondering why your facts don't make sense. If you want to kill off characters with something poisonous, you need to know how a villain would gain access to such a poison, how it would be administered, and what the effects on the victim would be. Book of Poisons can help you figure out all of the details of proper poisoning. This thorough guide catalogs the classic poisons, household poisons, poisonous animals and plants, poisons used in wars, and more. With information on toxicity, reaction time, effects and symptoms, and antidotes and treatments, you'll know exactly what your villain needs to succeed and exactly what could foil his plans. You'll also find: information about how real toxicologists uncover poisoning crimes a history of famous poisoners advice on how you can create your own fictional poison case histories that give examples of when the poisons listed were used in literature, movies, and real life With alphabetical organization and appendices that cross-reference by symptoms, form, administration, and other methods, you'll be able to find the perfect poisons to fit your plot. Plus, a glossary of medical terms makes decoding symptoms and treatments easy for the writer with no medical background. Book of Poisons is the comprehensive reference you need to create deaths by poison without stopping readers dead in their tracks over misguided facts.

Deadly Omen

  • Filename: deadly-omen.
  • ISBN: 1891940031
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 255
  • Author: Marilyn Meredith
  • Publisher: Marilyn Meredith



Anthropogenic Compounds

  • Filename: anthropogenic-compounds.
  • ISBN: 9783540388197
  • Release Date: 2013-06-29
  • Number of pages: 222
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Springer



Environmental Chemistry is a relatively young science. Interest in this subject, however, is growing very rapidly and, although no agreement has been reached as yet about the exact content and limits of this interdisciplinary discipline, there appears to be increasing interest in seeing environmental topics which are based on chemistry embodied in this subject. One of the first objectives of Environmental Chemistry must be the study of the environment and of natural chemical processes which occur in the environment. A major purpose of this series on Environmental Chemistry, therefore, is to present a reasonably uniform view of various aspects of the chemistry of the environment and chemical reactions occurring in the environment. The industrial activities of man have given a new dimension to Environmental Chemistry. We have now synthesized and described over five million chemical compounds and chemical industry produces about hundred and fifty million tons of synthetic chemicals annually. We ship billions of tons of oil per year and through mining operations and other geophysical modifications, large quantities of inorganic and organic materials are released from their natural deposits. Cities and metropolitan areas of up to 15 million inhabitants produce large quantities of waste in relatively small and confined areas. Much of the chemical products and waste products of modern society are released into the environment either during production, storage, transport, use or ultimate disposal. These released materials participate in natural cycles and reactions and frequently lead to interference and disturbance of natural systems.

The Causes of Tuberculosis

  • Filename: the-causes-of-tuberculosis.
  • ISBN: 9781107456563
  • Release Date: 2015-01-01
  • Number of pages: 768
  • Author: Louis Cobbett
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Originally published in 1917, this book was written to provide a guide for those 'interested in the stamping out of tuberculosis'. The text approaches the disease from an outlook based around experimental pathology, avoiding the clinical perspective already well represented in previous works by other researchers.

Egg Shell Thin A Fairplay Novel Featuring Private Investigator Adrienne Hargrove

  • Filename: egg-shell-thin-a-fairplay-novel-featuring-private-investigator-adrienne-hargrove.
  • ISBN: 9781683947059
  • Release Date: 2006-04-10
  • Number of pages: 193
  • Author: Karen Harmon
  • Publisher: America Star Books



Adrienne Hargrove has always been aware that humans are fragile creatures walking an egg-shell thin line between innocence and deviance. Her own life is a chain of guilt from poor choices she’s made. But as a private investigator in the Deep South, she thought she had seen it all. That was before she was hired by Catriona Kirby, wife of Galen Kirby, a doctor in a small Louisiana town. Adrienne knew she was looking into the possibility the doctor was involved in a drug scam with the sheriff. She even knew there was a possibility the doctor was involved in the murder of an ex-girlfriend. What she never imagined was that Dr. Galen Kirby was a serial killer and deeply involved in a baby black market scheme. And in their wildest nightmares neither Adrienne nor Catriona could have imagined that he was producing his own babies to sell.

If You Are Going to Lead Don t Spit

  • Filename: if-you-are-going-to-lead-don-t-spit.
  • ISBN: 9781462018857
  • Release Date: 2011-05-20
  • Number of pages: 100
  • Author: Col. Layton Park
  • Publisher: iUniverse



Caution! Do not read while riding as bikers have been known to fall over laughing. This collection of humorous short stories is from the archives of the Busted Knuckle Chronicles, a weekly national motorcycle newspaper and Canada’s on-line site containing all that bikers want to know. Layton's column appeared in the Busted Knuckle regularly over the past few years. These are stories of motorcycle adventures and misadventures as seen through the twisted mind of the author, a rider with 40+ years riding experience. Side effects may include wanting to wear leather chaps, a new love of the smell of oil, longing for the feel of wind in the face and acquiring a taste for bugs.

Does Anything Eat Wasps

  • Filename: does-anything-eat-wasps.
  • ISBN: 9781473651326
  • Release Date: 2016-09-01
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: New Scientist
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



Every year, readers send in thousands of questions to New Scientist, the world's best-selling science weekly, in the hope that the answers to them will be given in the 'Last Word' column - regularly voted the most popular section of the magazine. Does Anything Eat Wasps? is a collection of the best that have appeared, including: Why can't we eat green potatoes? Why do airliners suddenly plummet? Does a compass work in space? Why do all the local dogs howl at emergency sirens? How can a tree grow out of a chimney stack? Why do bruises go through a range of colours? Why is the sea blue inside caves? Many seemingly simple questions are actually very complex to answer. And some that seem difficult have a very simple explanation. New Scientist's 'Last Word' celebrates all questions - the trivial, the idiosyncratic, the baffling and the strange. This selection of the best is popular science at its most entertaining and enlightening.

Poison Eaters

  • Filename: poison-eaters.
  • ISBN: 9781599428345
  • Release Date: 2010-07
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Richard Swiderski
  • Publisher: Universal-Publishers



Testing the boundaries between food, poison and medicine is a public show made into a continuing drama of risk and survival. This book is the first to explore the tradition of deliberate poison eating, its practitioners, and the substances that might nourish or kill them. Readers interested in the human history of drugs and medicine, in feats of endurance usually survived and in the play of controlling and regulatory authorities that always accompanies drug and poison use will find Poison Eaters especially appealing.

The Essential Mystery Lists

  • Filename: the-essential-mystery-lists.
  • ISBN: 9781615952038
  • Release Date: 2011-09-30
  • Number of pages: 592
  • Author: Roger M Sobin
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc



For the first time in one place, Roger M. Sobin has compiled a list of nominees and award winners of virtually every mystery award ever presented. He has also included many of the “best of” lists by more than fifty of the most important contributors to the genre.; Mr. Sobin spent more than two decades gathering the data and lists in this volume, much of that time he used to recheck the accuracy of the material he had collected. Several of the “best of” lists appear here for the first time in book form. Several others have been unavailable for a number of years.; Of special note, are Anthony Boucher’s “Best Picks for the Year.” Boucher, one of the major mystery reviewers of all time, reviewed for The San Francisco Chronicle, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and The New York Times. From these resources Mr. Sobin created “Boucher’s Best” and “Important Lists to Consider,” lists that provide insight into important writing in the field from 1942 through Boucher’s death in 1968.? This is a great resource for all mystery readers and collectors.; ; Winner of the 2008 Macavity Awards for Best Mystery Nonfiction.

Our Daily Meds

  • Filename: our-daily-meds.
  • ISBN: 9781429944038
  • Release Date: 2010-07-01
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Melody Petersen
  • Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books



In the last thirty years, the big pharmaceutical companies have transformed themselves into marketing machines selling dangerous medicines as if they were Coca-Cola or Cadillacs. They pitch drugs with video games and soft cuddly toys for children; promote them in churches and subways, at NASCAR races and state fairs. They've become experts at promoting fear of disease, just so they can sell us hope. No question: drugs can save lives. But the relentless marketing that has enriched corporate executives and sent stock prices soaring has come with a dark side. Prescription pills taken as directed by physicians are estimated to kill one American every five minutes. And that figure doesn't reflect the damage done as the overmedicated take to the roads. Our Daily Meds connects the dots for the first time to show how corporate salesmanship has triumphed over science inside the biggest pharmaceutical companies and, in turn, how this promotion driven industry has taken over the practice of medicine and is changing American life. It is an ageless story of the battle between good and evil, with potentially life-changing consequences for everyone, not just the 65 percent of Americans who unscrew a prescription cap every day. An industry with the promise to help so many is now leaving a legacy of needless harm.

The Poison King

  • Filename: the-poison-king.
  • ISBN: 9780691150260
  • Release Date: 2011-03-01
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Adrienne Mayor
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press



A new account of one of Rome's most relentless but least understood foes. Claiming Alexander the Great and Darius of Persia as ancestors, Mithradates inherited a wealthy Black Sea kingdom at age fourteen after his mother poisoned his father. He fled intoexile and returned in triumph to become a ruler of superb intelligence and fierce ambition. Hailed as a savior by his followers and feared as a second Hannibal by his enemies, he envisioned a grand Eastern empire to rival Rome. After massacring eighty thousand Roman citizens in 88 BC, he seized Greece and modern-day Turkey. Fighting some of the most spectacular battles in ancient history, he dragged Rome into a long round of wars and threatened to invade Italy itself. His uncanny ability to elude captureand surge back after devastating losses unnerved the Romans, while his mastery of poisons allowed him to foil assassination attempts and eliminate rivals.--From publisher description.

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