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Napoleon's buttons : how 17 molecules changed history

Author: Penny Le Couteur; Jay Burreson
Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes seventeen chemical compounds in spices, textile fibers, dyes, explosives, medicines, and other substances--including the drugs that account for witches flying on broomsticks--and how they affect civilization.
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Genre/Form: Popular Work
History
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Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Le Couteur, Penny, 1943-
Napoleon's buttons.
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, ©2003
(OCoLC)606210887
Online version:
Le Couteur, Penny, 1943-
Napoleon's buttons.
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, ©2003
(OCoLC)606980892
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Le Couteur; Jay Burreson
ISBN: 1585422207 9781585422203 9781585423316 1585423319
OCLC Number: 52184104
Description: 375 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Peppers, nutmeg, and cloves --
Ascorbic acid --
Glucose --
Cellulose --
Nitro compounds --
Silk and nylon --
Phenol --
Isoprene --
Dyes --
Wonder drugs --
The pill --
Molecules of witchcraft --
Morphine, nicotine, and caffeine --
Oleic acid --
Salt --
Chlorocarbon compounds --
Molecules versus malaria.
Responsibility: Penny Le Couteur, Jay Burreson.
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Describes seventeen chemical compounds in spices, textile fibers, dyes, explosives, medicines, and other substances--including the drugs that account for witches flying on broomsticks--and how they affect civilization.

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