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Plants, Murder and Medical Mysteries

Plants, Murder and Medical Mysteries

Sandy Primrose


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Plants, Murder and Medical Mysteries by Dr Sandy Primrose is a collection of real-life stories which detail crimes - abduction, rape and murder - and medical mysteries that have been solved using forensic botany. The same expertise has been used to identify the sources of drugs, to authenticate artefacts, to detect food fraud and illegal logging of protected tree species. Agatha Christie's knowledge of poisons is discussed and details are given of a murderer who used one of her stories as a blueprint for his crime. Clues are given to some of the potions described by Shakespeare in his plays and the reader also is warned about plants that they would be wise to avoid.

ISBN : 978-1-78830-886-1

Published: 28/01/2021

Pages : 209

Size : 205x140

Imprint : Olympia Publishers

Sandy Primrose

Dr Sandy Primrose MBE PhD has spent his professional life as a biologist in academia and industry, as well as working with various government agencies on food fraud and related topics. He is a keen gardener and passionate teacher and lectures extensively on plant-related topics.

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