Is Arsenic an Aphrodisiac

Is Arsenic an Aphrodisiac
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Author: William R. Cullen
Pages: 412
ISBN: 9780854043637
Release: 2008
Editor: Royal Society of Chemistry

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The book covers the huge variety of ways in which the ubiquitous element arsenic and its compounds have influenced the lives of people worldwide.

King of Poisons

King of Poisons
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Author: John Parascandola
Pages: 197
ISBN: 9781597978095
Release: 2012
Editor: Potomac Books, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Murder--and chemical warfare--most foul.

Arsenic is Everywhere Cause for Concern

Arsenic is Everywhere  Cause for Concern
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Author: William R Cullen,Kenneth J Reimer
Pages: 293
ISBN: 9781782626633
Release: 2016-12-06
Editor: Royal Society of Chemistry

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Arsenic is a naturally occurring element and, as such, it is present in the environment and in our food and drink. It can even be involved in supporting life processes. However, due to its toxicity, there is concern about its presence in our diet. This book examines the real risks and impacts of arsenic in our lives. Looking at arsenic and its compounds, this book explores the presence of arsenic in food and water, the need to clarify its toxicity, and current scientific and public misconceptions about arsenic. It also looks at the use of arsenic in medicine, from cancer treatments to alternative therapies such as homeopathy. Following on from "Is Arsenic an Aphrodisiac?: The Sociochemistry of an Element", this book continues the authors work in addressing the issues surrounding arsenic. It is a fascinating read for general readers as it unveils the reality of our exposure to arsenic in our daily lives.

Arsenic

Arsenic
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Author: William Jayden
Pages: 434
ISBN: 154726912X
Release: 2017-06-06
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Arsenic is a naturally occurring element and, as such, it is present in the environment and in our food and drink. It can even be involved in supporting life processes. However, due to its toxicity, there is concern about its presence in our diet. This book examines the real risks and impacts of arsenic in our lives. Looking at arsenic and its compounds, this book explores the presence of arsenic in food and water, the need to clarify its toxicity, and current scientific and public misconceptions about arsenic. It also looks at the use of arsenic in medicine, from cancer treatments to alternative therapies such as homeopathy. Following on from "Is Arsenic an Aphrodisiac?: The Sociochemistry of an Element", this book continues the authors work in addressing the issues surrounding arsenic. It is a fascinating read for general readers as it unveils the reality of our exposure to arsenic in our daily lives.

Science and the Detective

Science and the Detective
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Author: Brian H. Kaye
Pages: 388
ISBN: UOM:49015002342914
Release: 1995-02-07
Editor: Wiley-VCH

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sets out to introduce non-scientists to the techniques of modern forensic science.

Bitten by Witch Fever

Bitten by Witch Fever
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Author: Lucinda Hawksley
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0500518386
Release: 2016-09-20
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'As to the arsenic scare a greater folly it is hardly possible to imagine: the doctors were bitten as people were bitten by the witch fever.' -- William Morris on toxic wallpapers, 1885. Bitten by Witch Fever presents facsimile samples of 275 of the most sumptuous wallpaper designs ever created by designers and printers of the age, including Christopher Dresser and Morris & Co. For the first time in their history, every one of the samples shown has been laboratory tested and found to contain arsenic. Interleaved with the wallpaper sections, evocative commentary guides you through the incredible story of the manufacture, uses and effects of arsenic, and presents the heated public debate surrounding the use of deadly pigments in the sublime wallpapers of a newly industrialized world.

Toxic Histories

Toxic Histories
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Author: David Arnold
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781107126978
Release: 2016-02-15
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An analysis of the challenge that India's poison culture posed for colonial rule and toxicology's creation of a public role for science.

Aphrodisiacs

Aphrodisiacs
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Author: Peter V. Taberner
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9781468467000
Release: 2012-12-06
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The planning and writing of this book has taken rather longer than I had originally intended; what began as a modest literary project for two second-year medical students has expanded over eight years to become a complete book. The subject matter lent itself all too easily to a sen sationalist approach yet, on the other hand, a strictly scientific approach would probably have resulted in a dull dry text of little interest to the general reader. I have therefore attempted to bridge the gap and make the book intelligible and entertaining to the non-special ist, but at the same time ensuring that it is factually correct and adequately researched for the scientist or clinician. I have always been impressed by Sir J .G. Frazer's introduction to his classic book The Golden Bough in which he apologizes for the fact that an article originally intended merely to explain the rules of succession to the priesthood of Diana at Aricia had expanded, over a period of thirty years, to twelve volumes. The present work cannot pretend to such heady levels of academic excellence.

The American Mercury

The American Mercury
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105011767683
Release: 1939
Editor: Unknown

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The Right Chemistry

The Right Chemistry
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Author: Joe Schwarcz
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780385671606
Release: 2012-11-06
Editor: Doubleday Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A big part of Dr. Joe's job as director of McGill University's Office of Science and Society is persuading people that the pursuit of science knowledge is a potential source of wonder, enlightenment and well-being for everyone. And as a chemist, he's particularly keen to rescue chemistry from the bad rep it's developed over recent decades. There is more to chemistry than toxins, pollution, and "Don't drink that soda--it's full of chemicals." The evangelic zeal Dr. Joe brings to his day job is of course also the driving force behind his work as an author. Once again, here he is to tell that everything is full of chemicals, and that chemistry means health, nutrition, beauty products, cleaning products, DNA, and the means by which Lady Gaga's meat dress was held together. In the style established with the bestselling Brain Fuel, each section here is themed and contains a mixture of short, pithy items and slightly longer mini-essays. And as before--but never with such energy and relish--Dr. Joe goes on the attack against charlatans in the alternative health trade, naming and shaming them in a particularly entertaining and edifying section of the book called "Claptrap." You will learn whether to put broccoli on a pizza before or after baking, whether beauty pills are worth taking, and whether the baby shampoo you're using is poisonous. You will discover but not use, please, the recipe for a Molotov cocktail. You will be enabled to enthrall fellow dinner guests with the derivation of the name Persil, and the definition of a kangarian (it's someone who only eats kangaroo meat). As ever, this torrent of entertainment is delivered in Dr. Joe's unmistakably warm, lively and authorative voice.

Chemistry and Industry

Chemistry and Industry
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCSD:31822036935468
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown

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Quackery

Quackery
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Author: Lydia Kang,Nate Pedersen
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781523501854
Release: 2017-10-17
Editor: Workman Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What won’t we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth? Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass. And when strychnine—yes, that strychnine, the one used in rat poison—was dosed like Viagra. Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. Ranging from the merely weird to the outright dangerous, here are dozens of outlandish, morbidly hilarious “treatments”—conceived by doctors and scientists, by spiritualists and snake oil salesmen (yes, they literally tried to sell snake oil)—that were predicated on a range of cluelessness, trial and error, and straight-up scams. With vintage illustrations, photographs, and advertisements throughout, Quackery seamlessly combines macabre humor with science and storytelling to reveal an important and disturbing side of the ever-evolving field of medicine.

On Poisons in Relation to Medical Jurisprudence and Medicine

On Poisons in Relation to Medical Jurisprudence and Medicine
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Author: Alfred Swaine Taylor
Pages: 788
ISBN: UIUC:30112056583351
Release: 1875
Editor: Unknown

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Molecules with Silly Or Unusual Names

Molecules with Silly Or Unusual Names
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Author: Paul W. May
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781848162075
Release: 2008
Editor: World Scientific

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This popular science book shows that chemists do have a sense of humor, and this book is a celebration of the quirky side of scientific nomenclature. Here, some molecules are shown that have unusual, rude, ridiculous or downright silly names. Written in an easy-to-read style, anyone ? not just scientists ? can appreciate the content. Each molecule is illustrated with a photograph and/or image that relates directly or indirectly to its name and molecular structure. Thus, the book is not only entertaining, but also educational.

The Indian Police Journal

The Indian Police Journal
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B3463354
Release: 1971
Editor: Unknown

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Arsenic Under the Elms

Arsenic Under the Elms
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Author: Virginia A. McConnell
Pages: 260
ISBN: UOM:39015047604346
Release: 1999
Editor: Praeger Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Focusing on two unsolved murders in late-nineteenth-century New Haven, the author exposes the secret world of arsenic, aphrodisiacs, and marital infidelity lurking under the town's thin Victorian veneer

Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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Author: Sivakumar Joghi Thatha Gowder
Pages: 358
ISBN: 9789535116202
Release: 2014-07-02
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The book "Pharmacology and Therapeutics" targets every aspect of the mechanisms for the chemical actions of both traditional and novel drugs. This book covers six sections: Molecular Modeling and Bio-molecular Pharmacology, Immunopharmacology, Environmental Pharmacology and Toxicology, Nanotechnology and Chemotherapy, Drugs and Drug Delivery System and Addiction Pharmacology. Each of these sections is interwoven with the theoretical aspects and experimental techniques of physiology, biochemistry, nutrition, cellular and molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, genetics, and pathology. This book will be a significant source to scientists, physicians, health care professionals and students who are interested to explore the effect of chemical agents on human life.

Conservation Biology in Sub Saharan Africa

Conservation Biology in Sub Saharan Africa
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Author: Richard Primack,Johnny W. Wilson
Pages: 694
ISBN: 9781783747535
Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Open Book Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa comprehensively explores the challenges and potential solutions to key conservation issues in Sub-Saharan Africa. Easy to read, this lucid and accessible textbook includes fifteen chapters that cover a full range of conservation topics, including threats to biodiversity, environmental laws, and protected areas management, as well as related topics such as sustainability, poverty, and human-wildlife conflict. This rich resource also includes a background discussion of what conservation biology is, a wide range of theoretical approaches to the subject, and concrete examples of conservation practice in specific African contexts. Strategies are outlined to protect biodiversity whilst promoting economic development in the region. Boxes covering specific themes written by scientists who live and work throughout the region are included in each chapter, together with recommended readings and suggested discussion topics. Each chapter also includes an extensive bibliography. Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa provides the most up-to-date study in the field. It is an essential resource, available on-line without charge, for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a handy guide for professionals working to stop the rapid loss of biodiversity in Sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere.

Dr Simon Forman

Dr Simon Forman
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Author: Judith Cook
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781446466216
Release: 2011-03-31
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Simon Forman was one of the most extraordinary personalities of Elizabethan and Jacobean London. Charismatic, volatile and ambitious, he was doctor to the giants of the theatre and his 'playbook' contains the first eye-witness accounts of Shakespeare's plays. Like most doctors he was also an astrologer, reading the stars for all and sundry. Constantly on the fringes of great events and court intrigues, his name has been linked with Sir Walter Raleigh's mysterious group, 'the School of Night' and with the notorious Overbury poisoning case, in which the beautiful Countess of Essex was accused of murder. Also uncovered is Forman's private world, that of a compulsive womaniser who kept a coded diary, never fully deciphered before, a record of promiscuity as colourful as the journals of Pepys and Boswell.

UNEP Year Book 2009

UNEP Year Book 2009
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Author: United Nations
Pages: 64
ISBN: 928072987X
Release: 2009-02
Editor: UNEP/Earthprint

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

UNEP Year Book 2009: New Science and Developments in our Changing Environment presents work in progress on scientific understanding of global environmental change, as well as foresight about possible issues on the horizon. The aim is to raise awareness of the interlinkages among environmental issues that can accelerate the rates of change and threaten human wellbeing. The chapters of the Year Book track the same trajectory as our awareness of environmental change. Transformations are inherent to this trajectory and are taking place on many fronts: from industrial agriculture to eco-agriculture; from a wasteful society towards a resource efficient one; and from a triad of competing interests among civil society, the private sector, and governments to a more cooperative model based on mutual benefits.