Venenum la grande histoire du poison
The Latin word venenum refers to man-made poisons as well as to the poisonous substances of plants and fungi, or venom of the snake, but also a "drug" that can kill or heal. Did you know that poison was used for medicine, hunting, fishing, war, for rituals ... and even in politics? That Circe had begun her "career" as a poisoner by killing her husband, supported by wolves and lions also bewitched? That mashed broccoli, against all odds, was NOT a poison? Do you know the difference between venomous and poisonous? After a visit to the Confluences Museum in Lyon, Fabien Toulmé now knows everything about poisons, their history, their forms and their uses, and tells it in this album, a summary of humor and popular science!