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Poison: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-07-30 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings
ISBN:1101932236
LANGUAGE:English

"Once again, Sarah Albee (Why’d They Wear That?, Bugged, Poop Happened!) delves into a fascinating topic that combines both science and history. Her focus this time is on poison. From ancient times to the present, Albee explains how changes in poisonings (both on purpose and accidental) often ran in tandem with advances in medicine and chemistry. Her light tone helps dilute the sometimes unsettling stories. Recurring text boxes break up the pages: “Tox Box” deals with particular poisons, “Nice Work If You Can Survive It” explains the poison dangers of certain jobs, and “Drop Dead Gorgeous” gives horrifying insight into the dangerous ways people throughout history have poisoned themselves with questionable cosmetics. As always, Albee provides thorough documentation in multi-page footnotes and bibliography. " said.

" Fascinating. Sarah Albee is one of my favorites. " said.

" A fascinating history of poisons, medicines and the medical profession through the ages. " said.

" Fascinating. Truly. I really enjoyed reading this. " said.

" fascinating and disgusting facts. very well written and well researched. would be great for reluctant readers who want to impress their friends with weird facts. " said.

" An interesting read, but the graphic design seemed a bit busy to me. " said.

" My personal favorites were the "Drop-dead gorgeous" and "Nice work if you can survive it" sections. I'm shocked the human race hasn't wiped itself out yet. " said.

" Although readers will not get any "how to" information (phew), they will gain copious info about poisons, the history of them, what they may have been used for, and plenty of poisonous blunders made throughout time! Fantastic nonfiction read for middle grade readers. " said.

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