Deborah Blum is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist and the director of the Knight Science Journalism program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is author of books including The Poisoner’s Handbook and has been a columnist for the New York Times and a blogger for Wired.
Interviews with Deborah Blum
Interviews where books by Deborah Blum were recommended
What can we draw from behavioral science to help us better understand each other? Nicholas Epley, Professor of Behavioral Science and Faculty Director of the Center for Decision Research at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, recommends the five best books for learning about an interdisciplinary field that draws from psychology, sociology, economics and anthropology.
H2O: A Biography of Water
by Phillip Ball
Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie
by Barbara Goldsmith
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
by Sam Kean
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
by Deborah Blum
Why Does Asparagus Make Your Wee Smell?: And 57 other curious food and drink questions
by Andy Brunning
Chemistry plays a vital role in our understanding of life, the universe and the chances of a better future, says Michelle Francl. She chooses five of the best books on the topic—from a biography of water to a portrait of one of the greatest chemists of all time.