The book ends with the most famous poisoning case in recent years, that of Alexander Litvinenko and his death from polonium chloride.
Author: John Emsley
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Molecules of Murder is about infamous murderers and famous victims; about people like Harold Shipman, Alexander Litvinenko, Adelaide Bartlett, and Georgi Markov. Few books on poisons analyse these crimes from the viewpoint of the poison itself, doing so throws a new light on how the murders or attempted murders were carried out and ultimately how the perpetrators were uncovered and brought to justice. Part I includes molecules which occur naturally and were originally used by doctors before becoming notorious as murder weapons. Part II deals with unnatural molecules, mainly man-made, and they too have been dangerously misused in famous crimes. The book ends with the most famous poisoning case in recent years, that of Alexander Litvinenko and his death from polonium chloride. The first half of each chapter starts by looking at the target molecule itself, its discovery, its history, its chemistry, its use in medicine, its toxicology, and its effects on the human body. The second half then investigates a famous murder case and reveals the modus operandi of the poisoner and how some were caught, some are still at large, and some literally got away with murder. Molecules of Murder will explain how forensic chemists have developed cunning ways to detect minute traces of dangerous substances, and explain why some of these poisons, which appear so life-threatening, are now being researched as possible life-savers. Award winning science writer John Emsley has assembled another group of true crime and chemistry stories to rival those of his highly acclaimed Elements of Murder.
The same is true of other naturally occurring molecules as will be revealed in this current book by award-winning author and chemist, John Emsley.
Author: John Emsley
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
How can a plant as beautiful as the foxglove be so deadly and yet for more than a century be used to treat heart disease? The same is true of other naturally occurring molecules as will be revealed in this current book by award-winning author and chemist, John Emsley. More Molecules of Murder follows on from his highly-acclaimed earlier book Molecules of Murder, and again it deals with 14 potential poisons; seven of which are man-made and seven of which are natural. It investigates the crimes committed with them, not from the point of view of the murderers, their victims, or the detectives, but from the poison used. In so doing it throws new light on how these crimes were carried out and ultimately how the perpetrators were uncovered and brought to justice. Each chapter starts by looking at the target molecule itself, its discovery, its chemistry, its often-surprising use in medicine, its effects on the human body, and its toxicology. The rest of the chapter is devoted to murders and attempted murders in which it has been used. But, be reassured that murder by poison is not the threat it once was, thanks to laws which restrict access to such materials and to the skills of analytical chemists in detecting their presence in incredibly tiny amounts.
The same is true of other naturally occurring molecules as will be revealed in these two books from award-winning author and chemist, John Emsley.
Author: John Emsley
How can a plant as beautiful as the foxglove be so deadly and yet for more than a century be used to treat heart disease? The same is true of other naturally occurring molecules as will be revealed in these two books from award-winning author and chemist, John Emsley. Molecules of Murder and More Molecules of Murder deal with potential poisons from man-made and natural sources. Both books investigate the crimes committed with them, not from the point of view of the murderers, their victims, or the detectives, but from the poison used. In so doing the books throw new light on how these crimes were carried out and ultimately how the perpetrators were uncovered and brought to justice. The crimes include those committed by infamous murderers and also famous victims like Harold Shipman, Alexander Litvinenko and Georgi Markov. Each chapter starts by looking at the target molecule itself, its discovery, its chemistry, its often-surprising use in medicine, its effects on the human body, and its toxicology. The rest of the chapter is devoted to murders and attempted murders in which it has been used. But, be reassured that murder by poison is not the threat it once was, thanks to laws which restrict access to such materials and to the skills of analytical chemists in detecting their presence in incredibly tiny amounts.
Appealing to scientists and non-scientists alike, these enthralling books will entertain and educate and bring the reader up to date with how important chemical analysis is in crime detection.
Author: John Emsley
How can a plant as beautiful as the foxglove be so deadly and yet for more than a century be used to treat heart disease? The same is true of other naturally occurring molecules as will be revealed in these three books which examine poisons, both natural and man-made, and the crimes committed with them, not from the point of view of the murderers, their victims, or the detectives, but from the poison used. Molecules of Murder: Criminal Molecules and Classic Cases, More Molecules of Murder and Poisons and Poisonings: Death by Stealth throw new light on how these crimes were carried out, how the perpetrators were uncovered and brought to justice and information about how forensic analysis is conducted. Appealing to scientists and non-scientists alike, these enthralling books will entertain and educate and bring the reader up to date with how important chemical analysis is in crime detection.
She was about to pull the door handle, but given the murder that night, she
thought better of it and checked the peephole first. When she saw Lia ... “I have
analyzed molecules and built computational models for my analyses, yes! And
lots of ...
Author: Lizzie Benton
Publisher: Lisa M. Kardos via PublishDrive
A retirement dinner is supposed to honor retirement from work, not life! When library director Frank Tanner is murdered in her aunt's restaurant, Nicole Capula, the new owner of the Cannoli Cafe, is on the case with her best friend, Lia, and a man from her past, Private Investigator Dean Coogan. Frank Tanner led an innocuous life, or at least that's how it appeared until he was murdered. As the investigation unfolds, many skeletons come out of the closet, and it becomes clear that Frank had a number of major secrets and enemies. But which one of Frank's enemies wanted him dead? Was is it Linda, Frank Tanner's wife, who was having an affair with a dominating real estate mogul? Or maybe it was Mayor Diane Eckel, who was angry he didn't return the love she had for him? Or perhaps it was Mrs. Denise Donnelly, the children's librarian, who was angry at Frank for not promoting her? Was it Dan Morano, an employee of the restaurant who had a vendetta against Frank Tanner...after all, Frank Tanner was meeting Dan's wife in secret! Join Nicole, Lia, Dean, and Nicole's dog, Ringo, as they try to determine who murdered Frank Tanner and why. This is the first book in the Cannoli Cafe Cozy Mystery Series by Lizzie Benton, set in a quaint town in New Jersey, in close proximity to New York City and its gorgeous skyline.
These are mostly bound up in the molecules of carbohydrates ( sugars ) , lipids (
fats ) , proteins , and nucleic acids ( DNA and RNA ) , which are the primary
components of the cells , and most of the dynamic processes that occur within our
Author: J. Mann
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
People have always been curious about the plants and animals with which they coexist. Primitive cultures identified edible and poisonous plants largely by trial and error, and then used them for hunting, executions, euthanasia, and magico-religious rites, as well as for their medicinalproperties. In this fascinating book, John Mann investigates the evolution of modern medicine from its roots in folk medicine, and reveals the continuing importance of natural plant and animal products, many of which remain undiscovered but under threat by the wholesale destruction of the Earth'swild places. In this new edition, he has updated the material to include discussion of the background to some of the most talked-about drugs of recent years, including Prozac and Viagra. 'This is an erudite treasure trove in which each page sparkles with a concoction of historical anecdote andscientific revelation.' The Good Book Guide 'The book is peppered throughout with the legend, superstition and science of bygone ages, and interesting reading they make.' New Scientist 'This highly entertaining account investigates the evolution of modern medicines. ...Professor Mann does it withgreat style.' The Lancet '... an excellent introductory text for those not liable to dizziness as they jump from one culture to another, or one century to the next. ' Nature '... provides intelligent material for those advocating conservation of our global plant resources because of theirpotentially important reservoir of therapeutically active chemicals for animal and human disease.' The Times Higher Education Supplement 'Delightfully rich... buy and read Mann's wonderful book.' Chemical and Engineering News
Enzymes do their work by offering a surface that is just suited for the proper
positioning of the molecules undergoing the reaction . The enzymes are protein
molecules built up of hundreds or even thousands of atoms and each is so
Author: Carol-Lynn Rössel Waugh
Publisher: Avon Books
Gathers murder mysteries connected with food, meals, restaurants, and poisonings, including stories by Ruth Rendell, Rex Stout, Stanley Ellin, Janwillem van de Wetering, and Bill Pronzini
Emsley also touches on subjects close to home: cot deaths, laxatives, venereal disease, alleged cures for acne, hangovers, and insanity.
Author: John Emsley
Publisher: OUP Oxford
How can a chemical we need on a daily basis to keep us healthy be fatal at a different dose? Why should elements that are intrinsically dangerous be used in medicine? How did poisoners use the chemical properties of chemicals to cover their tracks? Emsley gives detailed histories of five of the most toxic elements - arsenic, antimony, lead, mercury, and thallium, highlighting some of the most famous murders and how the murderers used the chemical properties of elements to hide what they were doing. He shows how the elements have been behind many modern day environmental catastrophes including accidental mass poisonings from lead and arsenic, and the Minamata Bay Disaster in Japan. The array of fascinating stories shows how chemicals have impacted the lives of people ranging from the Greeks and Romans to Newton, Napoleon, Lucrezia Borgia, Mozart, Nelson Mandela, and Saddam Hussein. Emsley also touches on subjects close to home: cot deaths, laxatives, venereal disease, alleged cures for acne, hangovers, and insanity.
After working through these steps, he eventually had a column in a national
British newspaper called “Molecule of the Month.” Later (about 15 ... One of the
books Emsley wrote, Molecules of Murder, was the result of prompting from his
Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
It is critical that we increase public knowledge and understanding of science and technology issues through formal and informal learning for the United States to maintain its competitive edge in today's global economy. Since most Americans learn about science outside of school, we must take advantage of opportunities to present chemistry content on television, the Internet, in museums, and in other informal educational settings. In May 2010, the National Academies' Chemical Sciences Roundtable held a workshop to examine how the public obtains scientific information informally and to discuss methods that chemists can use to improve and expand efforts to reach a general, nontechnical audience. Workshop participants included chemical practitioners (e.g., graduate students, postdocs, professors, administrators); experts on informal learning; public and private funding organizations; science writers, bloggers, publishers, and university communications officers; and television and Internet content producers. Chemistry in Primetime and Online is a factual summary of what occurred in that workshop. Chemistry in Primetime and Online examines science content, especially chemistry, in various informal educational settings. It explores means of measuring recognition and retention of the information presented in various media formats and settings. Although the report does not provide any conclusions or recommendations about needs and future directions, it does discuss the need for chemists to connect more with professional writers, artists, or videographers, who know how to communicate with and interest general audiences. It also emphasizes the importance of formal education in setting the stage for informal interactions with chemistry and chemists.
Chromosomes consist of self- replicating molecules of DNA, and our genes
consist of subsets of these very large molecules. The underlying concept of DNA
analysis is that every person* (with the exception of identical twins) has a unique
Author: Greg Fallis
Publisher: M Evans & Company
Traces each step in a homicide case from initial investigation to trial and punishment, and offers profiles of the police officers, lawyers, judges, witnesses, juries, and executioners
Built of brass (as the foundation) and wire (for the molecules and their linkages)
and held together with screws, the model underwent all sorts of variations as the
two eager beavers fooled about with the arrangement of the four bases, A, G, C, ...
Author: Jack Batten
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited
No one who has heard and read about the murder trial of O.J. Simpson can fail to be aware of the importance of forensic evidence in the case. Particularly prominent - and controversial - has been the issue of DNA, the latest in the arsenal of scientific weapons in the battle against crime. But, although forensic science has been around since the days of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, even avid readers of mystery stories and true-crime narratives are usually unclear about the methods and skills employed by the forensic scientist. In addition, as those scientists become more ingenious, as the instruments they use grow more sophisticated, the means they come up with to track the perpetrators of crime begin to approach the kind of wonders found in science fiction. Now Jack Batten, well-known for his popular books about the law, has set out to shed light on DNA and other pieces of magic that are regularly worked by scientists and their allies in the forensic field - both at the scenes of crimes and, later, in the laboratories. The route he takes to investigate each piece of forensic science is by way of a particular Canadian trial, and his guides on the route are the detectives, the prosecutors and defence attorneys, and the scientists who actually worked on the cases. He considers the following: "Ink analysis," which is used to examine two suspect lines in a police detective's notebook; "footprint casting" "and identification," which eventually convicts two armed robbers, even though the footprint was left in snow; "stomach-content analysis," the controversial method by which time of death was estimated in the Steven Truscott case; "forensic accounting," which finally traced andrecovered money defrauded from the government of Trinidad, years after it was considered lost; and the "analysis of blood, hair, semen, and DNA," which led to Johnny Terceira's conviction for the murder of Andrea Atkinson. In an epilogue, he looks at recent advances in DNA analysis, as Guy Paul Morin is declared innocent of the murder of Christine Jessop. In his immensely readable prose, he takes us along as the police and the scientists gather and analyse their evidence, as attorneys organize their cases, and as the various groups meet in court to seek out the truth.
lightning movement of molecules in the hole made by a howitzer ( last part of “
Fort CheittamTepe ” in my Zang tumb tumb ) . Thus the poetry of cosmic forces
supplants the poetry of the human . The traditional narrative proportions (
Author: F. T. Marinetti
Publisher: Sun and Moon Press
A selection of polemical writings and memoirs by the founder of the Futurist art movement.
I want those molecules so high - tech you ' d think they ' re made in Japan . This
guy ' s no putz , he designs brand - new drugs , for Christ ' s fucking sake .
Modifies molecules , and wham bam , they ' re legal , the suckers shoot up with
Author: Todd Gitlin
A glitzy TV news anchor gets involved in a search for Albert Einstein's killer after her mentor, a cult novelist and connoisseur of conspiracy, tips her off to the alleged crime that occured forty years earlier
upon by the life Human DNA molecules carry coded information that , properly
acted processes , will cause a baby to be born pretty much in the image of its
mother and father . DNA is found in the chromosomes ; all genetically normal
Author: Michael Kurland
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Provides a behind-the-scenes look at a forensic crime lab, discussing such topics as DNA analysis, ballistics, blood samples, and psychopathology