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The Inheritor's Powder: A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science

by Sandra Hempel

In the first half of the nineteenth century, an epidemic swept Europe: arsenic poisoning. Available at any corner shop for a few pence, arsenic was so frequently used by potential beneficiaries of wills that it was nicknamed "the inheritor's powder. " But it was difficult to prove that a victim had been poisoned, let alone to identify the contaminated food or drink since arsenic was tasteless. Then came a riveting case. On the morning of Saturday, November 2, 1833, the Bodle household sat down to their morning breakfast. That evening, the local doctor John Butler received an urgent summons: the family and their servants had collapsed and were seriously ill. Three days later, after lingering in agony, wealthy George Bodle died in his bed at his farmhouse in Plumstead, leaving behind several heirs, including a son and grandson--both of whom were not on the best of terms with the family patriarch. The investigation, which gained international attention, brought together a colorful cast of characters: bickering relatives; a drunken, bumbling policeman; and James Marsh, an unknown but brilliant chemist who, assigned the Bodle case, attempted to create a test that could accurately pinpoint the presence of arsenic. In doing so, however, he would cause as many problems as he solved. Were innocent men and women now going to the gallows? And would George Bodle's killer be found?Incisive and wryly entertaining, science writer Sandra Hempel brings to life a gripping story of domestic infighting, wayward police behavior, a slice of Victorian history, stories of poisonings, and an unforgettable foray into the origins of forensic science.

Inhibitory Control and Drug Abuse Prevention

by Richard Milich Michael T. Bardo Diana H. Fishbein

The purpose of this book is to review our state of knowledge about the neurobehavioral and psychosocial processes involved in behavioral inhibitory processes and to provide an insight into how these basic research findings may be translated into the practice of drug abuse prevention interventions. Over the last decade, there has been a wealth of information indicating that substance use disorders do not simply reflect an exaggeration of reward seeking behavior, but that they also represent a dysfunction of behavioral inhibitory processes that are critical in exercising self-control. A number of studies have determined that individuals with substance use disorders have poor inhibitory control compared to non-abusing individuals. In addition, the fact that the adolescent period is often characterized by a lack of inhibitory control may be one important reason for the heightened vulnerability for the initiation of drug use during this time. Controlled experiments utilizing neuroscience techniques in laboratory animals or neuroimaging techniques in humans have revealed that individual differences in prefrontal cortical regions may underlie, at least in part, these differences in inhibitory control. Although a few excellent journal reviews have been published on the role of inhibitory deficits in drug abuse, there has been relatively little attention paid to the potential applications of this work for drug abuse prevention. The current book will provide both basic and applied researchers with an overview of this important health-relevant topic. Since translational research cuts across multiple disciplines and most readers are not familiar with all of these disciplines, the reading level will be geared to be accessible to graduate students, as well as to faculty and researchers in the field. The book will be organized around three general themes, encased within introductory and concluding chapters. The first theme will review basic neurobehavioral research findings on inhibition and drug abuse. Chapters in this theme will emphasize laboratory studies using human volunteers or laboratory animals that document the latest research implicating a relation between inhibition and drug abuse at both the neural and behavioral levels of analysis. The second theme will move the topic to at-risk populations that have impulse control problems, including children, adolescents and young adults. The third theme will concentrate on prevention science as it relates to inhibitory control. Chapters in this theme will be written by experts attempting to develop and improve prevention interventions by integrating evidence-based knowledge about inhibitory control processes. In all of the chapters, writers will be asked to speculate about innovative approaches that may be useful for the practice of prevention.

Inhibitory Synaptic Plasticity

by Arianna Maffei Melanie A. Woodin

This volume will explore the most recent findings on cellular mechanisms of inhibitory plasticity and its functional role in shaping neuronal circuits, their rewiring in response to experience, drug addiction and in neuropathology. Inhibitory Synaptic Plasticity will be of particular interest to neuroscientists and neurophysiologists.

Inhuman

by Kat Falls

Beauty versus beasts. In the wake of a devastating biological disaster, the United States east of the Mississippi River has been abandoned. Now called the Feral Zone, a reference to the virus that turned millions of people into bloodthirsty savages, the entire area is off-limits. The punishment for violating the border is death. Lane McEvoy can't imagine why anyone would risk it. She's grown up in the shadow of the great wall separating east from west, and she's naturally curious about what's on the other side - but she's not that curious. Life in the west is safe, comfortable . . . sterile. Which is just how she likes it. But Lane gets the shock of her life when she learns that someone close to her has crossed into the Feral Zone. And she has little choice but to follow. Lane travels east, risking life and limb and her very DNA, completely unprepared for what she finds in the ruins of civilization . . . and afraid to learn whether her humanity will prove her greatest strength or a fatal weakness.

Inhuman

by Eileen Wilks

Out of the shadows of USA Today bestselling author Eileen Wilks's World of the Lupi series comes an enthralling novella of a man and woman whose true natures could be the death of them... Certain people in Midland, Texas, are dying. All of them were Gifted, and all of them have been drained of their blood. Kai is a reluctant telepath with a skewed Gift--she sees thoughts instead of experiencing them. So, unlike other Midlanders, she can intuit that they have a "Guardian." She also knows that the Guardian Nathan isn't human. His true nature hasn't been divined. Neither has hers. But when another one of the Gifted is found dead, Kai herself becomes a suspect. And only Nathan can save her. Previously published in On the Prowl. Includes a preview of Eileen Wilks's Mortal Ties, coming September 2012.

The Inhuman Condition: Tales of Terror

by Clive Barker

Books of Blood, Volume IV. An anthology by a master of Horror literature.

Inhuman Nature

by Dr Nigel Clark

The relationship between social thought and earth processes is an oddly neglected part of the social sciences. This exciting book offers to make good the deficit by exploring how human activity and planetary processes impact upon each other. The book: * Provides a much needed in-depth inquiry into the volatile relationship between human life and the physical earth * Considers the social and political implications of consistently thinking of the earth as a dynamic planet * Asks what we can learn from natural catastrophes and from those who have lived through them * Offers an inter-disciplinary perspective bringing together insights from sociology, geography, philosophy and earth / life sciences. The result is a landmark work that will be of interest to readers across the social sciences and humanities as well as environmental studies and disaster studies.

Inhuman Remains

by Quintin Jardine

Shock!: Oz Blackstone has died and his ex-wife - the feisty, tough-talking Primavera Blackstone - takes over as investigator in a thrilling new series. Her mind still filled with thoughts of her dead ex-husband, Oz, Primavera Blackstone is in Spain with their son Tom when their peace is breached again with the arrival of her elderly but formidable aunt, Adrienne McGowan. All is not well in Auntie Ades world; her roguish son Frank has become involved with a shady international casino project and has disappeared. Prim flies to Seville to track him down, only to find herself a fugitive, with her life under threat, as her aunt joins the missing persons list, and Tom is forced to flee to safety. As she and her companion in danger cross Spain in a struggle to keep themselves alive, and to free Adrienne, Prim finds herself at the centre of a maelstrom of mystery...

Inhuman Resources

by Jes Battis

When a powerful necromancer is killed, Occult Special Investigator Tess Corday must handle the heavy politics in the occult community as carefully as she handles the scant evidence. But with her sometime lover Lucian Agrado representing the necromancers in the grisly matter, things are about to get out of control...fast.

Inhumanities

by David B. Dennis

Inhumanities is an unprecedented account of the ways Nazi Germany manipulated and mobilized European literature, philosophy, painting, sculpture and music in support of its ideological ends. David B. Dennis shows how, based on belief that the Third Reich represented the culmination of Western civilization, culture became a key propaganda tool in the regime's program of national renewal and its campaign against political, national and racial enemies. Focusing on the daily output of the Völkischer Beobachter, the party's official organ and the most widely circulating German newspaper of the day, he reveals how activists twisted history, biography and aesthetics to fit Nazism's authoritarian, militaristic and anti-Semitic world views. Ranging from National Socialist coverage of Germans such as Luther, Dürer, Goethe, Beethoven, Wagner and Nietzsche to 'great men of the Nordic West' such as Socrates, Leonardo and Michelangelo, Dennis reveals the true extent of the regime's ambitious attempt to reshape the 'German mind'.

The Inimitable Jeeves

by P. G. Wodehouse

"To dive into a Wodehouse novel is to swim in some of the most elegantly turned phrases in the English language."--Ben Schott Follow the adventures of Bertie Wooster and his gentleman's gentleman, Jeeves, in this stunning new edition of one of the greatest comic short story collections in the English language. This classic collection of linked stories feature some of the funniest episodes in the life of Bertie Wooster, gentleman, and Jeeves, his gentleman's gentleman--in which Bertie's terrifying Aunt Agatha stalks the pages, seeking whom she may devour, while Bertie's friend Bingo Little falls in love with seven different girls in succession (he marries the last, bestselling romantic novelist Rosie M. Banks). And Bertie, with Jeeves's help, just evades the clutches of the terrifying Honoria Glossop. At its heart is one of Wodehouse's most delicious stories and a comic masterpiece, "The Great Sermon Handicap."

The Inimitable Jeeves

by P. G. Wodehouse

Bertie becomes involved with his friend Bingo's pursuit of a waitress, flirting with the Communists, and "the Great Sermon Handicap." Musical commedy, without music.

Ininatig's Gift of Sugar: Traditional Native Sugarmaking

by Laura Waterman Wittstock

When his people were about to starve, Ininatig said: "I will teach you a way to make food so that you will never have to starve." And that it how the people learned to make maple sugar.

Inis Beag: Isle of Ireland

by John C. Messenger

This is a case study of a people widely known through the media of journalism and film. Embedded in a context of romanticism and nativism, the image of the people and their culture created by these media scarcely approximates reality.

Initial Guidance for an Update of the National Vaccine Plan: A Letter Report to the National Vaccine Program Office

by Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

This book is the Institute of Medicine's response to the first part of the statement of task asking for a review of the 1994 National Vaccine Plan. The Committee on the Review of Priorities in the National Vaccine Plan reviewed the goals, objectives, strategies, and anticipated outcomes presented in the plan; their findings are contained in this book. In the first section of the book, the committee examines what has changed in the broader social, policy, and economic context of vaccine development and immunization, and highlights several areas where noteworthy progress has been made, particularly by federal agencies. The committee acknowledges that progress in developing and delivering vaccines has benefited from essential contributions by other stakeholders, including researchers, manufacturers, state and local public health agencies, and health care providers. In the second section of the book, the committee uses what it learned from reviewing the 1994 plan and the process of preparing it to distill key elements. Based on these elements, the committee offers guidance to NVPO and its partners on developing the update to the national vaccine plan.

The Initials of the Earth

by Jesús Díaz

Many critics consider The Initials of the Earth to be the quintessential novel of the Cuban Revolution and the finest work by the Cuban writer and filmmaker Jess Daz. Born in Havana in 1941, Daz was a witness to the Revolution and ardent supporter of it until the last decade of his life. In 1992 he took up residence as an exile in Berlin and later in Madrid, where he died in 2002. This is the first of his books to be translated into English. Originally written in the 1970s, then rewritten and published simultaneously in Havana and Madrid in 1987, The Initials of the Earth spans the tumultuous years from the 1950s until the 1970s, encompassing the Revolution and its immediate aftermath. The novel opens as the protagonist, Carlos Prez Cifredo, sits down to fill out a questionnaire for readmission to the Cuban Communist Party. It closes with Carlos standing before a panel of Party members charged with assessing his merit as an "exemplary worker. " The chapters between relate Carlos's experiences of the pre- and postrevolutionary era. His family is torn apart as some members reject the Revolution and flee the country while others, including Carlos, choose to stay. He witnesses key events including the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban missile crisis, and the economically disastrous sugar harvest of 1970. Throughout the novel, Daz vividly renders Cuban culture through humor, slogans, and slang; Afro-Cuban religion; and references to popular music, movies, and comics. This edition of The Initials of the Earth includes a bibliography and filmography of Diaz's works and a timeline of the major events of the Cuban revolutionary period. In his epilogue, the Cuban writer Ambrosio Fornet reflects on Daz's surprising 1992 renunciation of the Revolution, their decades-long friendship, and the novel's reception, structure, and place within Cuban literary history.

The Initiate Brother Duology

by Sean Russell

Sean Russell's acclaimed duology, The Initiate Brother and Gatherer of Clouds, together in one omnibus edition for the first time! Plague and warfare have swept across the ancient kingdom of Wa, devastating the royal line and leaving a new dynasty on the throne-a new Emperor, Akantsu, filled with fear of all who might seek to wrest the Empire from his grasp. Among those out of favor with the new liege is the Order of the Botahist Monks, whose mystical powers have enabled them to hold positions as Spiritual Advisors to the Imperial court for nearly ten centuries. But Emperor Akantsu fears none so greatly as he does Lord Shonto, the brilliant leader of the most important of the old families, whose influence could rally the Great Houses against the throne, and whose adopted daughter, the beautiful and talented Lady Nishima, is the last surviving member of the old royal family. Sent to be military governor of a northern border province long threatened by barbarian invaders, Lord Shonto knows he is being lured to his death. But Akantsu has underestimated his foe, for not only is Lord Shonto the greatest military genius of the age, but he has with him a Spiritual Advisor from the Botahist Order-a young man gifted with extraordinary martial arts skills and magical abilities, Initiate Brother Shuyun. And even Lord Shonto does not realize the true potential of this young monk. Only time will reveal that Shuyun's magical powers have not seen their equal in nearly a thousand years-not since the Perfect Master himself walked the paths of the Empire... .

The Initiate Brother (Initiate Brother #1)

by Sean Russell

From acclaimed author Sean Russell comes "fantasy at its best" (Quantum)--the prequel to Gatherer of Clouds. <P> Plague and warfare have swept across the the ancient kingdom of Wa, and the peace of the Empire is threatened. Only Initiate Brother Shuyun, a mystically gifted Botahist monk, can save the Empire and his own order from complete annihilation.

The Initiate (Time Master Trilogy #1)

by Louise Cooper

The seven gods of Order had ruled unchallenged for centuries, served by the adepts of the Circle in their bleak northern castle on the Star Peninsula. But for Tarod--the most enigmatic and formidable sorcerer in Circle's ranks--a darker affinity had begun to call. Threatening his beliefs, even his sanity, it rose unbidden from beyond time; an ancient and deadly adversary that could plunge the world into madness and chaos--and whose power might rival that of the gods themselves. And though Tarod's mind and heart were pledged to Order, his soul was another matter...

Initiate's Trial (Wars of Light and Shadow #9)

by Janny Wurts

Half-brothers Arithon and Lysaer were laid under a curse of lifelong enmity when they defeated the Mistwraith and freed the world of Athera. Now Arithon has been magically imprisoned, his memories removed. He must spend 150 years fighting the vicious wraiths theat threaten Athera. Meanwhile his daughter is being raised and trained by his enemies, the Koriani enchantresses. When she eventually learns of her father's existence she chooses her own destruction to secure his freedom. Still ruled by the Mistwraith's curse, Lysaer will stop at nothing to find and destroy the newly freed Arithon. The race is on for Arithon to recover himself before Lysaer's minions take him.

Initiation

by Jessica Burkhart

It's time: The new girls are taking the spotlight at Canterwood Crest!Lauren has moved around enough to have the "new girl" code down:1. Lay low.2. But not too low.3. Don't amubush the in crowd.But Canterwood isn't just any school. And Lauren is about to face an initiation unlike any she's ever encountered. Bon chance, Lauren--you're going to need it!

Initiation

by Jessica Burkhart

It's time: The new girls are taking the spotlight at Canterwood Crest!Lauren has moved around enough to have the "new girl" code down:1. Lay low.2. But not too low.3. Don't amubush the in crowd.But Canterwood isn't just any school. And Lauren is about to face an initiation unlike any she's ever encountered. Bon chance, Lauren--you're going to need it!

Initiation

by Jessica Burkhart

It's time: The new girls are taking the spotlight at Canterwood Crest!Lauren has moved around enough to have the "new girl" code down:1. Lay low.2. But not too low.3. Don't amubush the in crowd.But Canterwood isn't just any school. And Lauren is about to face an initiation unlike any she's ever encountered. Bon chance, Lauren--you're going to need it!

The Initiation

by Diane Hoh

A college freshman tries to escape the clutches of an occult gangThe first months of college take a toll on Molly Keene. In high school she knew everyone, but at Salem University she's just another face in the crowd. No one notices her besides Norman, a peculiar intellectual who invites her to join his new club: the Others. The first meeting is just small talk, but at the second, things get weird. A ceremony takes place in the woods, around a campfire. Norman declares that the Others have secret powers which give them the right to impose their will on the school. It should be funny, but Molly isn't laughing. As she makes more friends, Molly tries to get away from Norman and his creepy club. But she has already been initiated, and the Others aren't going to let her go without a fight. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Diane Hoh including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.

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