Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 July 2006

432 Pages


ISBN: 9780192806000

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The Elements of Murder

A History of Poison

John Emsley

  • A fascinating narrative that weaves together stories of true crime, enduring historical mysteries, tragic accidents, and the science behind it all.
  • Explains the chemistry of poisons, and the history of our growing understanding of their ill effects.
  • Topical, covering the history, chemistry, biochemistry, medical and forensic aspects of chemicals and their impact on the world today.
  • Written by one of the top authorities in the field of famous for his encyclopedic knowledge of chemicals.

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