History of Toxicology and Environmental Health: Toxicology in Antiquity Volume I (Paperback)

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By Philip Wexler (Volume Editor)
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Toxicology in Antiquity is the first in a series of short format works covering key accomplishments, scientists, and events in the broad field of toxicology, including environmental health and chemical safety. This first volume sets the tone for the series and starts at the very beginning, historically speaking, with a look at toxicology in ancient times. The book explains that before scientific research methods were developed, toxicology thrived as a very practical discipline. People living in ancient civilizations readily learned to distinguish safe substances from hazardous ones, how to avoid these hazardous substances, and how to use them to inflict harm on enemies. It also describes scholars who compiled compendia of toxic agents.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780128000458
ISBN-10: 0128000457
Publisher: Academic Press
Publication Date: May 27th, 2014
Pages: 154
Language: English
Series: History of Toxicology and Environmental Health