Confessions of a chemistry geek

By Rebecca Priestley In Science

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A cannibal killer who stalked the streets of 1920s New York, a chemist who pioneered the science of forensic toxicology, a psychologist who transformed the way we think about love. Deborah Blum brings science to a wide audience through compelling non-fiction that uses the narrative techniques – character and story – of a good novel. Blum has won awards for her writing – including a Pulitzer Prize – but for this self-confessed “chemistry geek”, the science always came first. The daughter of a scientist and a writer, Blum “fell in love with chemistry in high school”. But ...

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