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Blum, Deborah 1954-

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Most widely held works by Deborah Blum
The poisoner's handbook : murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 2,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The untold story of how poison rocked Jazz Age New York City. A pair of forensic scientists began their trailblazing chemical detective work, fighting to end an era when untraceable poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime
Sex on the brain : the biological differences between men and women by Deborah Blum( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex on the Brain presents a convincing case that we're products of both our biology and our culture - and that the two perform an intricate dance whose steps are, to some extent, ones we can choose. Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Deborah Blum has synthesized research so new - from the fields of evolutionary biology, anthropology, animal behavior (especially primatology), neuroscience, psychology, and other disciplines - that scientists are just beginning to publish it. She provides the best picture yet of the biological underpinnings of the differences between the sexes. Examples of what she has discovered include: Men's testosterone levels drop when men are in happy marriages, so dramatically that some scientists speculate that women may use monogamy to control male behavior. On the other hand, new studies show that women in high-stress professions display a rise in testosterone levels (and possibly competitive behaviors). A study done with sweaty T-shirts suggests that a man's scent carries information about his immune system. And women find that scent sexiest when the male immune system is different from their own - which just happens to make for healthy, diverse genetic matches. The exceptions are women using birth control pills, who consistently choose men with the "wrong" immune systems. Some scientists think that many men are attracted to blond women because of a male predisposition to choose youthful mates. Fair hair is generally considered a biological indicator of youth, especially among certain races - since more children than adults are blond
The monkey wars by Deborah Blum( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating and very lucid account of the conflicts, both social and psychological, that permeate the keeping and use of monkeys and apes in American laboratories
Love at Goon Park : Harry Harlow and the science of affection by Deborah Blum( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deborah Blum examines the history of love through the lens of its strangest unsung hero: a brilliant, fearless, alcoholic psychologist named Harry Frederick Harlow. Pursuing the idea that human affection could be understood, studied, even measured, Harlow (1905-1981) arrived at his conclusions by conducting research--sometimes beautiful, sometimes horrible--on the primates in his University of Wisconsin laboratory. Paradoxically, his darkest experiments may have the brightest legacy, for by studying "neglect" and its life-altering consequences, Harlow confirmed love's central role in shaping not only how we feel but also how we think. Blum views him as a pioneer in demonstrating the vital importance of relationships and love to health and survival
Ghost hunters : William James and the search for scientific proof of life after death by Deborah Blum( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces how the respected psychologist brother of Henry James set out to gather scientific data proving the existence of ghosts at the end of the nineteenth century, forming the American Society for Psychical Research
A field guide for science writers : the official guide of the National Association of Science Writers by Deborah Blum( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Field Guide for Science Writers, the official guide of the National Association of Science Writers, budding journalists and veteran reporters have a superb roadmap to this exciting area of journalism. Here some three dozen of the best-known science writers in America share their hard-earned knowledge on how they do their job. Boyce Rensberger describes how he covers stories for the Washington Post; two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and New York Times reporter John Noble Wilford outlines the pitfalls and rewards of writing full-length books on scientific topics; NPR's Ira Flatow tells how radio pieces combine ambient sounds, music, voices, and facts to create a mental picture and evoke the feeling of "being there"; and Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Laurie Garrett, author of the bestselling The Coming Plague, discusses how to cover, and survive, a deadly epidemic. Each article brims with detailed, nuts-and-bolts information
A field guide for science writers by Deborah Blum( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the official text for the National Association of Science Writers. In the eight years since the publication of the first edition of A Field Guide for Science Writing, much about the world has changed. Some of the leading issues in today's political marketplace - embryonic stem cell research, global warming, health care reform, space exploration, genetic privacy, germ warfare - are informed by scientific ideas. Never has it been more crucial for the lay public to be scientifically literate. That's where science writers come in. And that's why it's time for an update to the Field Guide, already a staple of science writing graduate programs across the country. The academic community has recently recognized how important it is for writers to become more sophisticated, knowledgeable, and skeptical about what they write. More than 50 institutions now offer training in science writing. In addition mid-career fellowships for science writers are growing, giving journalists the chance to return to major universities for specialized training. We applaud these developments, and hope to be part of them with this new edition of the Field Guide. In A Field Guide for Science Writers, 2nd Edition, the editors have assembled contributions from a collections of experienced journalists who are every bit as stellar as the group that contributed to the first edition. In the end, what we have are essays written by the very best in the science writing profession. These wonderful writers have written not only about style, but about content, too. These leaders in the profession describe how they work their way through the information glut to find the gems worth writing about. We also have chapters that provide the tools every good science writer needs: how to use statistics, how to weigh the merits of conflicting studies in scientific literature, how to report about risk. And, ultimately, how to write. -- Amazon.com book description
The poisoner's handbook by Rob Rapley( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the dawn of forensic investigation, focusing on a number of cases of death by poisoning as well as accidental death by exposure to deadly chemicals. Examines the pioneering efforts of New York's first medical examiner Charles Norris and his assistant, toxicologist Alexander Gettler
The poisoner's handbook : murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum( Recording )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Deborah Blum follows New York City's first ever forensic scientists to discover a fascinating Jazz Age story of chemistry and detection, poison and murder."--Container
Bad karma : a true story of obsession and murder by Deborah Blum( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming of age : the sexual awakening of Margaret Mead by Deborah Blum( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Coming of Age focuses on five years in Mead's young life when she began to question the traditional attitudes toward sex, courtship and marriage that dominated the early 20th century. The story begins in 1921, when Mead is a young woman of twenty and a student at Barnard College in New York City. Conventional enough to accept the role society has handed to her, and defiant enough to rise up against it, she struggles to find her own path. Life begins to change as she experiences new friendships and many firsts, including marriage and an affair. In 1925, following her interest in anthropology, Mead takes a step that shocks both family and colleagues. She decides to go alone to Samoa to study how girls in this very different culture mature into women. There on a tiny island in the South Pacific, with an ocean between her and the people she loves, she begins to understand how the invisible chains of society can imprison one's body and mind. Mead's voyage of self-discovery is both painful, exciting and enlightening. She returns from her fieldwork ready to do something no woman before her has dared to do: write with frankness and clarity about the sexual awakening of young girls. And America, it turns out, is ready to hear what she has to say. Drawing on letters, diaries and memoirs, Blum reconstructs the colorful and dramatic life of one of the most provocative thinkers of the 20th century"--
The best American science and nature writing 2014( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of nature and science essays published in American periodicals in 2013, including works by such authors as Katherine Bagley, Barbara Kingsolver, Fred Pearce, and Carl Zimmer
Women of the Bible( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The women of the Bible represent a diverse and intriguing group; powerful, independent, romantic, and brave. Mary of Nazareth endured nearly lifelong ridicule and scorn while standing by her son. Queen Esther courageously saved the Jews from certain death, while the beautiful Sheba dazzled Solomon, legendary King of Israel, and inspired some of the Bible's most erotic love poetry. The story of Delilah reveals how her name became synonymous with treachery and deceit
Spy technology( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the technology of spying
American volcano( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ghost hunters : [William James and the search for scientific proof of life after death] by Deborah Blum( Recording )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Joseph : master of dreams( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the biblical story of Joseph, sold into slavery by his jealous brothers but eventually rewarded with great political power when he uses his divine gift--the ability to interpret dreams--to help the Pharaoh save Egypt from famine. Examines evidence to determine if the events in the story really happened
Newspapers( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive look at newspaper publishing; describes the processes involved in producing a daily newspaper, using commentary from key employees of the San Francisco Examiner
Ai zai bao li gong yuan by Deborah Blum( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhui gui ren : kan ding jian ke xue jia jie gou ling yi xian xiang by Deborah Blum( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The poisoner's handbook : murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York
Alternative Names
Blum, Deborah Leigh 1954-

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Sex on the brain : the biological differences between men and womenThe monkey warsLove at Goon Park : Harry Harlow and the science of affectionGhost hunters : William James and the search for scientific proof of life after deathA field guide for science writers : the official guide of the National Association of Science WritersA field guide for science writersThe poisoner's handbook : murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New YorkGhost hunters : [William James and the search for scientific proof of life after death]