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

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

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  • Titel:The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
  • Dateiname: the-poisoner-s-handbook-murder-and-the-birth-of-forensic-medicine-in-jazz-age-new-york.pdf
  • ISBN: 1036661594202435
  • Datum des Hochladens: 2020-01-15
  • Anzahl der Seiten: 646 Seiten
  • Autor: Deborah Blum
  • Verlag: Deborah Blum


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Pressestimmen “The Poisoner’s Handbook is an inventive history that like arsenic mixed into blackberry pie goes down with ease.”—The New York Times Book Review“Blum illuminates these tales of Norris and Gettler and their era with a dedication and exuberance that reflect the men themselves. Not only is The Poisoner's Handbook as thrilling as any CSI episode but it also offers something even better: an education in how forensics really works.”—The Washington Post“Blum a longtime newspaper writer and now a professor of science journalism at the University of Wisconsin skillfully explains the chemistry behind Gettler's experiments. Her book is sure to appeal to mystery lovers science nerds and history buffs. . . .”—Associated Press“Fast-paced and suspenseful The Poisoner’s Handbook breathes deadly life into the Roaring Twenties.”—Financial Times“All the nitty-gritty about death by arsenic by thallium by wood alcohol is here in precise gruesome detail.  It makes for a stomach-turning read. . . . .Ms. Blum’s combination of chemistry and crime fiction creates a vicious page-turning story that reads more like Raymond Chandler than Madame Curie.”—New York Observer“In this bubbling beaker of a book [Blum] mixes up a heady potion offorensic toxicology history and true crime. . . . The Poisoner's Handbook will getinto your head. You'll find yourself questioning the chemicals in our everyday lives. What's really in our food cosmetics pesticides cleaning supplies children's toys and pet dinners? This isn't just a good read. It's a summons to study labels research think and act.”—Dallas Morning News“The Poisoner's Handbook succeeds as science as history asentertainment and as an argument for the power and purpose of popular science writing.”—Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel “One thinks of Erik Larson's Devil in the White City . . . a book that gave splendiferously disgusting descriptions of horrible murders and did it so dexterously and intelligently that even readers who wouldn't normally read a true crime book were happily sucked in. Deborah Blum's The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York is that kind of book.”—New Haven Advocate“Blum has cooked up a delicious addictive brew: murder forensic toxicology New York City in the 20s the biochemistry ofpoison.  I loved this book. I knocked it back in one go and now I want more!”—Mary Roach author of Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex and Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers “The Poisoner's Handbook opens one riveting murder case after another in this chronicle of Jazz Age chemical crimes where the real-life twists and turns are as startlingas anything in fiction. Deborah Blum turns us all into forensic detectives by the end of this expertly written dramatic page-turner that will transform the way you think about the power of science to threaten and save our lives.”—Matthew Pearl author of The Last Dickens and The Dante Club“The Poisoner's Handbook is a wonderfully compelling hybrid of history and science built around eccentric characters. One scene reads like Patricia Cornwell and the next like Oliver Sacks. From movie stars and aristocrats to homicidal grandmothers and entrepreneurial gangsters from the government's poisoning of alcohol during Prohibition to the dangers of radiation and automobile pollution Blum follows an amazing array of poignant tragedies through the laboratory of these crusading public servants.—Michael Sims author of Apollo's Fire and Adam's Navel“With the pacing and rich characterization of a first-rate suspensenovelist Blum makes science accessible and fascinating.”—Publishers Weekly starred review“Caviar for true-crime fans and science buffs alike.”—Kirkus Reviews“Formative figures in forensics Norris and Gettler become fascinatingcrusaders in Blum’s fine depiction of their work in the law-floutingatmosphere of Prohibition-era New York.”—Booklist Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende 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 which she turned into a book The Monkey Wars (Oxford 1994). Her other books include Sex on the Brain (Viking 1997) and Love at Goon Park (Perseus 2002). 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 and now serves on an advisory board to the World Federation of Science Journalists and the National Academy of Sciences. Alle Produktbeschreibungen

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