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London: Victor Gollancz, 1963 book tidy apart from some indentations to both boards where has been sandwiched amongst other books in a box, closed top edge single pencil line, dust jacket has edge chipping, small tears and marks asociated to being squashed in a box, as well as handling dust soiling, complete but damaged, One of his earlier and better novels dealing with the psychology of violence and crime. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall., Victor Gollancz, 1963, London: Methuen, 1929 (500 grams) blind embossed papered boards, 256pp, sixteenth printing, offset toning to endpapers, a few spots of foxing to closed edges. reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6? - 7? tall., Methuen, 1929, London: Methuen, 1928 (500 grams) blind embossed papered boards, 253pp, thirteenth printing, offset toning to endpapers, top corner of lower board frayed along fore edge. reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6? - 7? tall., Methuen, 1928, London: Methuen, 1929 (500 grams) blind embossed papered boards, 250pp, fourteenth printing, paper stock age browned, light surface wear to lower board, thriller mystery from the creator of Fu-Manchu. reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6? - 7? tall., Methuen, 1929, Penguin Press. Hardcover. New. Hardcover. 336 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.3in. x 1.2in.Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Deborah Blum follows New York Citys first forensic scientists to discover a fascinating Jazz Age story of chemistry and detection, poison and murder. Deborah Blum, writing with the high style and skill for suspense that is characteristic of the very best mystery fiction, shares the untold story of how poison rocked Jazz Age New York City. In The Poisoners Handbook Blum draws from highly original research to track the fascinating, perilous days when a pair of forensic scientists began their trailblazing chemical detective work, fighting to end an era when untraceable poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Drama unfolds case by case as the heroes of The Poisoners Handbook-chief medical examiner Charles Norris and toxicologist Alexander Gettler-investigate a family mysteriously stricken bald, Barnum and Baileys Famous Blue Man, factory workers with crumbling bones, a diner serving poisoned pies, and many others. Each case presents a deadly new puzzle and Norris and Gettler work with a creativity that rivals that of the most imaginative murderer, creating revolutionary experiments to tease out even the wiliest compounds from human tissue. Yet in the tricky game of toxins, even science cant always be trusted, as proven when one of Gettlers experiments erroneously sets free a suburban housewife later nicknamed Americas Lucretia Borgia to continue her nefarious work. From the vantage of Norris and Gettlers laboratory in the infamous Bellevue Hospital it becomes clear that killers arent the only toxic threat to New Yorkers. Modern life has created a kind of poison playground, and danger lurks around every corner. Automobiles choke the city streets with carbon monoxide; potent compounds, such as morphine, can be found on store shelves in products ranging from pesticides to cosmetics. Prohibition incites a chemists war between bootleggers and government chemists while in Gothams crowded speakeasies each round of cocktails becomes a game of Russian roulette. Norris and Gettler triumph over seemingly unbeatable odds to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry and the gatekeepers of justice during a remarkably deadly time. A beguiling concoction that is equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoners Handbook is a page-turning account of a forgotten New York. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., Penguin Press

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[EAN: 9781594202438], Fine, [PU: Penguin Press, New York], COLLECTIBLE, Law|Forensic Science, Technology|History, Jacket, 319 pages; 24 cm. Tight, clean copy. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. "Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Deborah Blum follows New York City's first forensic scientists to discover a fascinating Jazz Age story of chemistry and detection, poison and murder. Deborah Blum, writing with the high style and skill for suspense that is characteristic of the very best mystery fiction, shares the untold story of how poison rocked Jazz Age New York City. In The Poisoner's Handbook Blum draws from highly original research to track the fascinating, perilous days when a pair of forensic scientists began their trailblazing chemical detective work, fighting to end an era when untraceable poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Drama unfolds case by case as the heroes of The Poisoner's Handbook-chief medical examiner Charles Norris and toxicologist Alexander Gettler-investigate a family mysteriously stricken bald, Barnum and Bailey's Famous Blue Man, factory workers with crumbling bones, a diner serving poisoned pies, and many others. Each case presents a deadly new puzzle and Norris and Gettler work with a creativity that rivals that of the most imaginative murderer, creating revolutionary experiments to tease out even the wiliest compounds from human tissue. Yet in the tricky game of toxins, even science can't always be trusted, as proven when one of Gettler's experiments erroneously sets free a suburban housewife later nicknamed ;America's Lucretia Borgia' to continue her nefarious work. From the vantage of Norris and Gettler's laboratory in the infamous Bellevue Hospital it becomes clear that killers aren't the only toxic threat to New Yorkers. Modern life has created a kind of poison playground, and danger lurks around every corner. Automobiles choke the city streets with carbon monoxide; potent compounds, such as morphine, can be found on store shelves in products ranging from pesticides to cosmetics. Prohibition incites a chemist's war between bootleggers and government chemists while in Gotham's crowded speakeasies each round of cocktails becomes a game of Russian roulette. Norris and Gettler triumph over seemingly unbeatable odds to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry and the gatekeepers of justice during a remarkably deadly time. A beguiling concoction that is equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner's Handbook is a page-turning account of a forgotten New York. / Pulitzer Prize winner Deborah Blum is a professor of science journalism at the University of Wisconsin. She worked as a newspaper science writer for twenty years, winning the Pulitzer in 1992 for her writing about primate research. She is the author of Ghost Hunters and coeditor of A Field Guide for Science Writers, and she has written about scientific research for The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Discover, Health, Psychology Today, and Mother Jones. She is a past president of the National Association of Science Writers (U.S.) and serves as the North American board member of the World Federation of Science Journalists." - Publisher. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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Watch a video Video From The Chemist''s War (Slate Magazine), by Deborah BlumPulitzer Prize-winning science writer Deborah Blum follows New York City''s first forensic scientists to discover a fascinating Jazz Age story of chemistry and detection, poison and murder.Deborah Blum, writing with the high style and skill for suspense that is characteristic of the very best mystery fiction, shares the untold story of how poison rocked Jazz Age New York City. In The Poisoner''s Handbook Blum draws from highly original research to track the fascinating, perilous days when a pair of forensic scientists began their trailblazing chemical detective work, fighting to end an era when untraceable poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Drama unfolds case by case as the heroes of The Poisoner''s Handbook—chief medical examiner Charles Norris and toxicologist Alexander Gettler—investigate a family mysteriously stricken bald, Barnum and Bailey''s Famous Blue Man, factory workers with crumbling bones, a diner serving poisoned pies, and many others. Each case presents a deadly new puzzle and Norris and Gettler work with a creativity that rivals that of the most imaginative murderer, creating revolutionary experiments to tease out even the wiliest compounds from human tissue. Yet in the tricky game of toxins, even science can''t always be trusted, as proven when one of Gettler''s experiments erroneously sets free a suburban housewife later nicknamed America''s Lucretia Borgia to continue her nefarious work. From the vantage of Norris and Gettler''s laboratory in the infamous Bellevue Hospital it becomes clear that killers aren''t the only toxic threat to New Yorkers. Modern life has created a kind of poison playground, and danger lurks around every corner. Automobiles choke the city streets with carbon monoxide; potent compounds, such as morphine, can be found on store shelves in products ranging from pesticides to cosmetics. Prohibition incites a chemist''s war between bootleggers and government chemists while in Gotham''s crowded speakeasies each round of cocktails becomes a game of Russian roulette. Norris and Gettler triumph over seemingly unbeatable odds to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry and the gatekeepers of justice during a remarkably deadly time. A beguiling concoction that is equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner''s Handbook is a page-turning account of a forgotten New York. Deborah Blum, Books, Health and Well Being, The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder And The Birth Of Forensic Medicine In Jazz Age New York Books>Health and Well Being, Penguin Publishing Group

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Video From "The Chemist's War" ("Slate Magazine"), by Deborah BlumPulitzer Prize-winning science writer Deborah Blum follows New York City's first forensic scientists to discover a fascinating Jazz Age story of chemistry and detection, poison and murder. Deborah Blum, writing with the high style and skill for suspense that is characteristic of the very best mystery fiction, shares the untold story of how poison rocked Jazz Age New York City. In "The Poisoner's Handbook" Blum draws from highly original research to track the fascinating, perilous days when a pair of forensic scientists began their trailblazing chemical detective work, fighting to end an era when untraceable poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Drama unfolds case by case as the heroes of "The Poisoner's Handbook"--chief medical examiner Charles Norris and toxicologist Alexander Gettler--investigate a family mysteriously stricken bald, Barnum and Bailey's Famous Blue Man, factory workers with crumbling bones, a diner serving poisoned pies, and many others. Each case presents a deadly new puzzle and Norris and Gettler work with a creativity that rivals that of the most imaginative murderer, creating revolutionary experiments to tease out even the wiliest compounds from human tissue. Yet in the tricky game of toxins, even science can't always be trusted, as proven when one of Gettler's experiments erroneously sets free a suburban housewife later nicknamed "America's Lucretia Borgia" to continue her nefarious work. From the vantage of Norris and Gettler's laboratory in the infamous Bellevue Hospital it becomes clear that killers aren't the only toxic threat to New Yorkers. Modern life has created a kind of poison playground, and danger lurks around every corner. Automobiles choke the city streets with carbon monoxide; potent compounds, such as morphine, can be found on store shelves in products ranging from pesticides to cosmetics. Prohibition incites a chemist's war between bootleggers and government chemists while in Gotham's crowded speakeasies each round of cocktails becomes a game of Russian roulette. Norris and Gettler triumph over seemingly unbeatable odds to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry and the gatekeepers of justice during a remarkably deadly time. A beguiling concoction that is equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, "The Poisoner's Handbook" is a page-turning account of a forgotten New York. The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York Blum, Deborah, Penguin Press

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The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
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Blum, Deborah

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The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

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9781594202438

Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Blum follows New York City's first forensic scientists to discover a fascinating Jazz Age story of chemistry and detection, poison and murder.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781594202438
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1594202435
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Erscheinungsjahr: 2010
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Gewicht: 0,556 kg
Sprache: eng/Englisch

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