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A taste for poison : eleven deadly molecules and the killers who used them

A TASTE FOR POISON reveals how eleven notorious poisons affect the body--through the murders in which they were used. As any reader of murder mysteries can tell you, poison is one of the most enduring-and popular-weapons of choice for a scheming murderer. It can be slipped into a drink, smeared onto the tip of an arrow or the handle of a door, even filtered through the air we breathe. 

University Library of Columbus Call Number HV6549 .B73 2022 - Book Area

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Peterson Field Guide to Mushrooms of North America

Toadstools, truffles, boletes and morels, witches’ butter, conks, corals, puffballs and earthstars: mushrooms are both mysterious and ecologically essential. They can also be either delicious or deadly. Thousands of different species of mushrooms appear across North America in the woods, backyards, and in unexpected corners. Learning to distinguish them is a rewarding challenge for a naturalist or chef. 

Columbus - University Library of ColumbusQK604.5 .M35 2021Columbus Library - New Book Area

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I'm possible: A story of survival, a tuba, and the small miracle of a big dream

"From the streets of Baltimore to the halls of the New Mexico Philharmonic, a musician shares his remarkable story in I'm Possible, an inspiring memoir of perseverance and possibility. Growing up, Richard Antoine White and his mother didn't have a key to a room or a house. Sometimes they had shelter, but they never had a place to call home. ...  Richard now shares his extraordinary story--of dreaming big, impossible dreams and making them come true."-- Provided by publisher.

University Library of Columbus - Call Number ML419.W413 A3 2021  - New Book Area

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Fire Keeper's Daughter

New York Times Best Seller.  Juvenile Fiction.  Daunis, who is part Ojibwe, defers attending the University of Michigan to care for her mother and reluctantly becomes involved in the investigation of a series of drug-related deaths. Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, either in her hometown or on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. She dreams of college, but when her family is struck by tragedy she puts her future on hold to care for her fragile mother. 

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The Kissing Bug: a true story of a family, an insect, and a nation's neglect of a deadly disease

Growing up in a New Jersey factory town in the 1980s, Daisy Hernández believed that her aunt had become deathly ill from eating an apple. No one in her family, in either the United States or Colombia, spoke of infectious diseases. Even into her thirties, she only knew that her aunt had died of Chagas, a rare and devastating illness that affects the heart and digestive system. 

University Library of Columbus RC124.4 .H47 2021 - New Book Area

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Surveillance state: Inside China's quest to launch a new era of social control

"Josh Chin and Liza Lin's Surveillance State is a groundbreaking work of investigative nonfiction on life in China's burgeoning surveillance state. People living in democracies have for decades drawn comfort from the notion that their form of government, for all its flaws, is the best history has managed to produce. Surveillance State documents with startling detail how even as China's Communist Party pays lip service to democracy as a core value of "socialism with Chinese characteristics," it is striving for something new: a political model that shapes the will of the people not through the ballot box but through the sophisticated-and often brutal-harnessing of data." - provided by publisher.

University Library of Columbus Call Number HN733.5 .C42888 2022  - New Book Area

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Green with milk and sugar: When Japan filled America's tea cups

"Today, Americans are some of the world's biggest consumers of black teas. In Japan, green tea, especially sencha, is preferred. These national partialities, Robert Hellyer reveals, are deeply entwined. Tracing the trans-Pacific tea trade from the eighteenth century onward, Green with Milk and Sugar shows how the interconnections between Japan and the United States have influenced the daily habits of people in both countries." - provided by publisher.

University Library of Columbus - Call number HD9198.U52 H45 2021 -  New Book Area

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Object lives and global histories in northern North America: Material culture in motion, c. 1780-1980

"Object Lives and Global Histories in Northern North America explores how close, collaborative looking can discern the traces of contact, exchange, and movement of objects and give them a life and political power in complex cross-cultural histories. Red River coats, prints of colonial places and peoples, Indigenous-made dolls, and an Englishwoman's collection provide case studies of art and material culture that correct and give nuance to global and imperial histories."  - provided by publisher

University Library of Columbus - Call Number E78.C2 O254 2021 - New Book Area

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