Killer Wallpaper: True Cases of Deadly Poisonings

Overview

A body is found. It shows no sign of violence. Police can't find fingerprints or a murder weapon. There's no clear cause of death. What happened? The victim may have been poisoned. If so, the body still holds traces of the poison. What was it? Where did it come from? Finding out is a job for a forensic toxicologist.

Want to know more? Open up this book and get some toxic information about: where in the human body forensic toxicologists look for signs of poison; how toxicologists...

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Overview

A body is found. It shows no sign of violence. Police can't find fingerprints or a murder weapon. There's no clear cause of death. What happened? The victim may have been poisoned. If so, the body still holds traces of the poison. What was it? Where did it come from? Finding out is a job for a forensic toxicologist.

Want to know more? Open up this book and get some toxic information about: where in the human body forensic toxicologists look for signs of poison; how toxicologists responded when someone was slipping poison into a popular pain medicine; how a presidential candidate may have been given a deadly poison by his opponent; and whether you could swallow a career in forensic toxicology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531154595
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Series: 24/7: Science Behind the Scenes: Forensics
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents


Forensic 411
Toxic Talk: Overheard in the Lab     8
Body of Evidence: See for Yourself     10
The Forensic Team: Who's Who?     12
True-Life Case Files!
The Case of the Deadly Drug     15
The Case of the Poisoned Politician     25
The Case of the Royal Poisoning     35
Forensic Download
Key Dates in Forensic Toxicology: Flashback     46
Name Your Poison: Real Stuff     48
Help Wanted: Forensic Toxicologist: Careers     52
Yellow Pages
Resources     56
Dictionary     59
Index     62
Author's Note     64
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