The elements of murder a history of poison and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. The elements of murder is a much more scientifically in depth book than poison an illustrated history in fact i think its rather misnamed in fact i think its rather misnamed its a history of the heavy metals arsenic antimony thallium lead and mercury the uses human societies have put them to and the frequently horrifying . This book is about elements that kill mercury arsenic antimony lead and thallium can be lethal as many a poisoner knew too well emsley explores the gruesome history of these elements and those who have succumbed to them in a fascinating narrative that weaves together stories of true crime enduring historical mysteries tragic accidents and the science behind it all. In the elements of murder john emsley answers these questions and offers a fascinating account of five of the most toxic elements arsenic antimony lead mercury and thallium describing their lethal chemical properties and highlighting their use in some of the most famous murder cases in history. John emsley has written an entertaining book entitled the elements of murder a history of poisonhe is a chemist who spent many years as a researcher and lecturer at london university before becoming a popular science writer
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