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The Case Of The Poisonous Socks

Author : William Hodson Brock
ISBN : 9781849733243
Genre : Science
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A collection of essays containing tales of chemists and their discoveries from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The Case Of The Poisonous Socks

Author : William H Brock
ISBN : 9781782625353
Genre : Science
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In 1868, The Times reported that poisons contained in dyes were affecting the public's health. A doctor informed a London magistrate that brilliantly coloured socks had caused severe "constitutional and local complaint" to several of his patients. In one case, a patient's foot had become so swollen that his boots had to be cut off. Respected chemist, William Crookes, offered to identify the poison if doctors would send him samples of the deadly socks. The story of how he solved the mystery gives this book its title and forms the basis of the first chapter. Written by a respected science historian and established author, this collection of essays contains 42 tales of chemists and their discoveries from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Other topics covered include: the quirky beliefs of American philanthropist, George Hodgkins; the development of the chemical laboratory since the 1830s, and the career of C.P. Snow before he became a novelist. Its broad coverage and modern approach makes it of interest to chemists, teachers, historians and laypeople with an interest in science. Written with a light style and presented in a series of unconnected vignettes the book is easy to dip into at leisure.

More Molecules Of Murder

Author : John Emsley
ISBN : 9781788011037
Genre : Law
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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.

The Chemistry Department At Imperial College London

Author : Hannah Gay
ISBN : 9781783269754
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This is the first comprehensive history of the chemistry department at Imperial College London. Based on archival records, oral testimony, published papers, published and unpublished memoirs, the book tells the story of this world-famous department from its foundation as the Royal College of Chemistry in 1845 to the large department it had become by the year 2000. The book covers research, teaching, departmental governance, students and social life. It also highlights the extraordinary contributions made to the war effort in both the first and second world wars. From its first professors, A. Wilhelm Hofmann and Edward Frankland, the department has been home to many eminent chemists, including, in the later twentieth century, the Nobel laureates Derek Barton and Geoffrey Wilkinson. New information on these and many others is presented in a lively narrative that places both people and events in the larger historical contexts of chemistry, politics, culture and the economy. The book will interest not only those connected with Imperial College, but anyone interested in chemistry and its history, or in higher

Women At Imperial College Past Present And Future

Author : Barrett Anne
ISBN : 9781786342645
Genre : Science
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This book is a celebration of women in science, technology, medicine and business at Imperial College London. It shows the inspirational role women played in the creation of the legacy of the College since its inception, and represents a guide to their achievements. Biographies and archive material provide an insight into their academic work and social lives, while first-hand information collected for individual cases gives a comprehensive overview of student and professional life in their diverse fields and subjects. Further careers as academics and businesswomen are also documented, demonstrating the importance of and wider social impact of women in the sciences.

Chemistry And Industry

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ISBN : UCSD:31822041000209
Genre : Chemistry, Technical
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To Koritsi Me To Tatouaz

Author : Stieg Larsson
ISBN : 960453520X
Genre : Computer hackers
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Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared off the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. There was no corpse, no witnesses, no evidence. But her uncle, Henrik, is convinced that she was murdered by someone in her own family, the deeply dysfunctional Vanger clan. Journalist Mikael is hired to investigate.

Ta Tria Mikra Lykakia

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ISBN : 9602402393
Genre : Children's stories, Greek (Modern)
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An altered retelling of the traditional tale about the conflict between pig and wolf--with a surprise ending.

School Library Journal

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Crop Protection Reference

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924073925640
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