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Thirteenth Element : The Sordid Tale of Murder, Fire, and Phosphorus

Thirteenth Element : The Sordid Tale of Murder, Fire, and Phosphorus - 00 edition

Thirteenth Element : The Sordid Tale of Murder, Fire, and Phosphorus - 00 edition

ISBN13: 9780471441496

ISBN10: 047144149X

Thirteenth Element : The Sordid Tale of Murder, Fire, and Phosphorus by John Emsley - ISBN 9780471441496
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published:
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Thirteenth Element : The Sordid Tale of Murder, Fire, and Phosphorus by John Emsley - ISBN 9780471441496

ISBN13: 9780471441496

ISBN10: 047144149X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 00

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Author Bio

Emsley, John : Cambridge University

John Emsley is Science Writer in Residence at both Cambridge University and Imperial College of London University. He has won the prestigious Rhone-Poulenc Prize for best science book of the year, was an editor of New Scientist magazine, and wrote a science column for the Independent newspaper.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.
Introduction.

Out of Alchemy.
The Alchemist and his Apprentice.
The Toxic Tonic.
Strike a Light.
Strike!
The Cost of a Box of Matches.
Gomorrah.
The Ultimate Evil - and a Power for Good.
Murder.
Fortunes from Phosphorus.
Unlucky Days.
The Supreme Ruler.
Oh, Shit!
Spontaneous Human Combustion and Other Horrors.

Epilogue: The Devil's Element?
Appendix: The Right Chemistry.
Sources.
Index.