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The 13th Element: the Sordid Tale of Murder, Fire and Phosphorus

by Emsley, John

  • ISBN: 9780471394556
  • ISBN10: 0471394556

The 13th Element: the Sordid Tale of Murder, Fire and Phosphorus

by Emsley, John

  • List Price: $24.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Publish date: 08/28/2000
  • ISBN: 9780471394556
  • ISBN10: 0471394556
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Description: Discovered by alchemists, prescribed by apothecaries, exploited by nineteenth-century industrialists, and abused by twentieth-century combatants, the chemical element phosphorus has fascinated us for more than three centuries. It may even be the cause of will-o'-the-wisps and spontaneous human combustion! Now John Emsley has written an enthralling account of this eerily luminescent element. Shining with wonderful nuggets -- from murders-by-phosphorus to a match factory strike; from the firebombing of Hamburg to the deadly compounds derived from phosphorus today -- The Shocking History of Phosphorus weaves together a rich tableau of brilliant and oddball characters, social upheavals, and bizarre events.
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