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Blum, Deborah 1954-

Overview
Works: 72 works in 258 publications in 7 languages and 14,676 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Drama  Handbooks and manuals  Case studies  Comedy films  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Author, Producer, Editor, Director, Author of screenplay, Conceptor, Other
Classifications: HV6555.U62, 614.1309747109041
Publication Timeline
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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 )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 2,079 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. Chief medical examiner Charles Norris and toxicologist Alexander Gettler investigate a family mysteriously stricken bald, factory workers with crumbling bones, a diner serving poisoned pies, and many others. Each case presents a deadly new puzzle and Norris and Gettler create revolutionary experiments to tease out even the wiliest compounds from human tissue. From the vantage of their laboratory it also becomes clear that murderers aren't the only toxic threat--modern life has created a kind of poison playground, and danger lurks around every corner
Sex on the brain : the biological differences between men and women by Deborah Blum( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 1,606 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 )

22 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,537 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 )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,512 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
Ghost hunters : William James and the search for scientific proof of life after death by Deborah Blum( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,400 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 )

38 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 1,191 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
Gung ho by Ron Howard( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Keaton persuades a Japanese auto firm to reopen his home town's defunct auto factory, but when the Japanese hire him to enforce their policies among his American co-workers, he goes from hero to zero in seconds flat
The poisoner's handbook( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 505 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
Bad karma : a true story of obsession and murder by Deborah Blum( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poisoner's handbook murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum( Recording )

11 editions published in 2010 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
Clean and sober by Glenn Gordon Caron( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young, hotshot real-estate broker has a drug abuse problem he refuses to acknowledge. When he gets in trouble with his company and the law, he decides to hide out in a detox program. What he doesn't count on is that the drug rehab program will force him to face himself, admit his addiction and come clean
The best American science and nature writing 2014( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 293 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
Ghost hunters [William James and the search for scientific proof of life after death] by Deborah Blum( Recording )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 137 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 124 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
American volcano( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spy technology( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the technology of spying
The Last Supper( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a symbol of love, forgiveness and everlasting life, few moments in the Bible hold more significance than Jesus' Last Supper in Jerusalem. Explores Jesus' final hours on earth
Newspapers( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 84 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
Antibiotics the wonder drugs( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of antibiotics, the "wonder drugs" that have added ten years to the life expectancy of every man, woman, and child on the planet by killing infections without causing harmful side-effects and which have become the most widely prescribed medications
Vibes by Ken Kwapis( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychics Sylvia Pickel and Nick Deezy are hired by a mysterious man to find an ancient treasure in South America. As they trek through Ecuador, their supernatural skills lead them straight into danger, disaster and romance. When the ancient ruins unleash an evil paranormal power, Sylvia and Nick must join psychic forces to save the world
 
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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-

Deborah Blum professor of science journalism

Дебора Блум

ブラム, デボラ

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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 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]Vibes