Liquid Rules: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives

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Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine

Behind every landmark drug is a story It could be an oddball researcher s genius insight, a catalyzing moment in geopolitical history, a new breakthrough technology, or an unexpected but welcome side effect discovered during clinical trials Piece together these stories, as Thomas Hager does in

Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic

A deeply human story, Fentanyl, Inc is the first deep dive investigation of a hazardous and illicit industry that has created a worldwide epidemic, ravaging communities and overwhelming and confounding government agencies that are challenged to combat it A whole new crop of chemicals is radically

Atomic Adventures: Secret Islands, Forgotten N-Rays, and Isotopic Murder

Whether you are a scientist or a poet, pro nuclear energy or staunch opponent, conspiracy theorist or pragmatist, James Mahaffey s books have served to open up the world of nuclear science like never before With clear explanations of some of the most complex scientific endeavors in history,

The Drug Hunters: The Improbable Quest to Discover New Medicines

The surprising, behind the scenes story of how our medicines are discovered, told by a veteran drug hunter.The search to find medicines is as old as disease, which is to say as old as the human race Through serendipity by chewing, brewing, and snorting some Neolithic souls discovered opium,