Poison Study Book
Score: 4
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Poison Study

  • Author : Maria V. Snyder
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • File Size : 16,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2012-08-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 458
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459248267


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From New York Times Bestselling Author Maria V. Snyder Choose: a quick death… or slow poison… Locked deep in the palace dungeon for killing her abuser, Yelena knows she’ll never be free again. The laws in Ixia are strict, and murderers must be executed, no matter the reason. But just as she’s resigned herself to her fate, she’s offered an extraordinary reprieve. As the food taster, Yelena will eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. To make matters worse, the chief of security deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust, and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison. As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again, and in order to survive, she must unravel the secrets behind the past she’s been running from. The Chronicles of Ixia Series by Maria V Snyder Book One: Poison Study Book Two: Magic Study Book Three: Fire Study Book Four: Storm Glass Book Five: Sea Glass Book Six: Spy Glass Book Seven: Shadow Study Book Eight: Night Study Book Nine: Dawn Study

A Taste for Poison Book
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A Taste for Poison

  • Author : Neil Bradbury, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • File Size : 10,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-02-01
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250270764


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“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 POISON reveals how eleven notorious poisons affect the body--through the murders in which they were used. As any reader of murder mysteries can tell you, poison is one of the most enduring—and popular—weapons of choice for a scheming murderer. It can be slipped into a drink, smeared onto the tip of an arrow or the handle of a door, even filtered through the air we breathe. But how exactly do these poisons work to break our bodies down, and what can we learn from the damage they inflict? In a fascinating blend of popular science, medical history, and true crime, Dr. Neil Bradbury explores this most morbidly captivating method of murder from a cellular level. Alongside real-life accounts of murderers and their crimes—some notorious, some forgotten, some still unsolved—are the equally compelling stories of the poisons involved: eleven molecules of death that work their way through the human body and, paradoxically, illuminate the way in which our bodies function. Drawn from historical records and current news headlines, A Taste for Poison weaves together the tales of spurned lovers, shady scientists, medical professionals and political assassins to show how the precise systems of the body can be impaired to lethal effect through the use of poison. From the deadly origins of the gin & tonic cocktail to the arsenic-laced wallpaper in Napoleon’s bedroom, A Taste for Poison leads readers on a riveting tour of the intricate, complex systems that keep us alive—or don’t.

Poison Book


  • Author : Ben Hubbard
  • Publisher : Madcap
  • File Size : 16,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2019-10-03
  • Genre: Assassination
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 0233006117


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Poison documents the tales of the users and victims of these mysterious substances. Profiles of the most commonly used toxins of each era reveal how poisoners have harnessed these natural killers to achieve their ends.

Poison Book
Score: 4
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  • Author : Chris Wooding
  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • File Size : 11,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2014-05-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781407143880


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Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman and Tim Burton, this is no ordinary fairy tale. When Poison's baby sister is stolen by phaeries, Poison sets off on an incredible and dangerous journey to get her sister back from the Phaerie Lord. But as Poison travels to the Realm of Phaerie, she discovers that her story - and her destiny - is not in her control, and that she will need all her wits about her to survive. A fantasy where the power of story maybe the only thing that will save you, and where imagination knows no bounds.

The Poison Squad Book
Score: 4
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The Poison Squad

  • Author : Deborah Blum
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • File Size : 16,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-09-25
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525560289


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A New York Times Notable Book The inspiration for PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE film The Poison Squad. From Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times-bestselling author Deborah Blum, the dramatic true story of how food was made safe in the United States and the heroes, led by the inimitable Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley, who fought for change By the end of nineteenth century, food was dangerous. Lethal, even. "Milk" might contain formaldehyde, most often used to embalm corpses. Decaying meat was preserved with both salicylic acid, a pharmaceutical chemical, and borax, a compound first identified as a cleaning product. This was not by accident; food manufacturers had rushed to embrace the rise of industrial chemistry, and were knowingly selling harmful products. Unchecked by government regulation, basic safety, or even labelling requirements, they put profit before the health of their customers. By some estimates, in New York City alone, thousands of children were killed by "embalmed milk" every year. Citizens--activists, journalists, scientists, and women's groups--began agitating for change. But even as protective measures were enacted in Europe, American corporations blocked even modest regulations. Then, in 1883, Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley, a chemistry professor from Purdue University, was named chief chemist of the agriculture department, and the agency began methodically investigating food and drink fraud, even conducting shocking human tests on groups of young men who came to be known as, "The Poison Squad." Over the next thirty years, a titanic struggle took place, with the courageous and fascinating Dr. Wiley campaigning indefatigably for food safety and consumer protection. Together with a gallant cast, including the muckraking reporter Upton Sinclair, whose fiction revealed the horrific truth about the Chicago stockyards; Fannie Farmer, then the most famous cookbook author in the country; and Henry J. Heinz, one of the few food producers who actively advocated f

Poison Book
Score: 4.5
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  • Author : John Lescroart
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • File Size : 17,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-02-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501115721


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From the bestselling author whose prose “matches the best of John Grisham and Scott Turow” (Providence Journal) comes a gripping thriller featuring attorney Dismas Hardy as he investigates the murder of a wealthy man whose heirs are all potential suspects. Finally recovered from two gunshot wounds, Dismas Hardy is looking forward to easing into retirement and reconnecting with his family. But he is pulled back into the courtroom when Grant Wagner, the steely owner of a successful family business, is murdered. The prime suspect is Wagner’s bookkeeper Abby Jarvis, a former client of Hardy’s, who had been receiving large sums of cash under-the-table from the company—but she insists that she’s innocent. Preparing for trial, Dismas investigates the Wagner clan and discovers dark, twisted secrets, jealous siblings, gold-digging girlfriends, betrayals, and blackmail. The closer he gets to the Wagners, the clearer it becomes that Dismas has a target painted on his back. With razor-sharp dialogue and whip-smart plotting, Poison once again demonstrates that “Lescroart is a master craftsman” (Associated Press).



  • Author : DOROTHY L. SAYERS
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 12,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 1963
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx


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Poison Management Manual  1984 Book

Poison Management Manual 1984

  • Author : Gillian A. Willis
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 10,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Accidental poisoning
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015020576800


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HowDunit   The Book of Poisons Book
Score: 5
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HowDunit The Book of Poisons

  • Author : Serita Stevens
  • Publisher : Writer's Digest Books
  • File Size : 20,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2007-01-09
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000060350455


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Offers prospective mystery novelists, screenwriters, playwrights, and short story writers everything they need to know about poisons, in a reference that includes up-to-date information about dosage, how to administer each poison, and its symptoms and reactions, as well as a complete medical glossary and handy cross-references. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Poison Eaters Book

Poison Eaters

  • Author : Richard Swiderski
  • Publisher : Universal-Publishers
  • File Size : 13,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2010-07
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781599428345


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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.

American Poison Book
Score: 4
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American Poison

  • Author : Eduardo Porter
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • File Size : 13,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-02-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525431930


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An urgent and daring examination of how American racism has broken the country's social compact, eroded America's common goods, and damaged the lives of every American--and a heartfelt look at how these deep wounds might begin to heal. Compared to other industrialized nations, the United States is losing ground across nearly every indicator of social health. Its race problem, argues Eduardo Porter, is largely to blame. In American Poison, the New York Times veteran shows how racial animus has stunted the development of nearly every institution crucial for a healthy society, including organized labor, public education, and the social safety net. The consequences are profound and are only growing graver with time. Leading us through history and across America--from FDR's New Deal through Bill Clinton's welfare reform to Donald Trump's retrograde and divisive policies--Porter pieces together how racial hostility has blocked American social cohesion at every turn, producing a nation that fails not only its black and brown citizens but white Americans as well. American Poison is at once a broad, rigorous argument, and a profound cri de coeur. Even as it uncovers our most tenacious national pathology, it points the way toward hope, illuminating the ways in which, as the nation becomes increasingly diverse, it may well be possible to construct a new understanding of racial identity--and a more cohesive society on top of it.

The Poison Trials Book

The Poison Trials

  • Author : Alisha Rankin
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • File Size : 18,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-01-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226744995


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In 1524, Pope Clement VII gave two condemned criminals to his physician to test a promising new antidote. After each convict ate a marzipan cake poisoned with deadly aconite, one of them received the antidote, and lived—the other died in agony. In sixteenth-century Europe, this and more than a dozen other accounts of poison trials were committed to writing. Alisha Rankin tells their little-known story. At a time when poison was widely feared, the urgent need for effective cures provoked intense excitement about new drugs. As doctors created, performed, and evaluated poison trials, they devoted careful attention to method, wrote detailed experimental reports, and engaged with the problem of using human subjects for fatal tests. In reconstructing this history, Rankin reveals how the antidote trials generated extensive engagement with “experimental thinking” long before the great experimental boom of the seventeenth century and investigates how competition with lower-class healers spurred on this trend. The Poison Trials sheds welcome and timely light on the intertwined nature of medical innovations, professional rivalries, and political power.

Poison Damsels Book

Poison Damsels

  • Author : Penzer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 20,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-05-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317847519


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First published in 2004. These four classic masterpieces in esoteric research by the noted orientalist - M. Penzer explore customs and traditions from other cultures and periods of history which, for all their apparent strangeness, mask fundamental subjects of continuing interest. The first concerns the motif of the poison damsel -- the beauty who dealt death in many forms to her admirers - which originated in India, was prevalent in medieval Europe, and persists today in the belief of the femme fatale. The volume includes a study in the ancient Tate of the Two Thieves, an essay on sacred prostitution in India, the ancient East and West Africa, and an exhaustive treatment of the custom of chewing the betel or areca nut which is widespread in the far East from India through Indonesia to New Guinea. A natural stimulant and narcotic whose effects are similar to that of tobacco, betel is of growing interest to the medical world, and has, as the author shows here, a rich legacy of customs and belief.

Poisoned Book
Score: 4
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  • Author : Jennifer Donnelly
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • File Size : 9,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-10-20
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338268515


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From Jennifer Donnelly, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Stepsister, comes a fairytale retelling that'll forever change the way you think about strength, power, and the real meaning of "happily ever after." Once upon a time, a girl named Sophie rode into the forest with the queen's huntsman. Her lips were the color of ripe cherries, her skin as soft as new-fallen snow, her hair as dark as midnight. When they stopped to rest, the huntsman took out his knife . . . and took Sophie's heart.It shouldn't have come as a surprise. Sophie had heard the rumors, the whispers. They said she was too kind and foolish to rule -- a waste of a princess. A disaster of a future queen. And Sophie believed them. She believed everything she'd heard about herself, the poisonous words people use to keep girls like Sophie from becoming too powerful, too strong . . .With the help of seven mysterious strangers, Sophie manages to survive. But when she realizes that the jealous queen might not be to blame, Sophie must find the courage to face an even more terrifying enemy, proving that even the darkest magic can't extinguish the fire burning inside every girl, and that kindness is the ultimate form of strength.