The Shocking History of Phosphorus: A Biography of the Devil's Element (Paperback)

by John Emsley

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For over 300 years, the chemical element phosphorus maimed, killed, polluted and burned - yet doctors prescribed it and whole industries were dedicated to its manufacture. This is a history of phosphorus, from its genesis through to its modern-day use in pesticides and household chemicals.

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