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The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum
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Oct 30, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: great-nonfiction, nonfiction
Read from January 10 to 24, 2012

Stellar book. I was absolutely fascinated (and horrified) to read about poisons, prohibition, and the beginning of formal toxicology. You know going in that poisons are BAD, but unless you're a chemist or doctor, you don't really know why or how they are bad for you. This book is well-written, engaging, and has the potential to really suck in the reader. I have been recommending it to all my friends!

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Kate Yay!

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