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As part of the e-book box set, Strange Impulses, The Abecedarian of Lab Accidents: Killing Your Coworkers with Chemistry is AVAILABLE NOW !

This book of short poems and illustrations warns coworkers who microwave fish, close talk with onion breath, borrow creamer and generally behave badly just how dangerous lab work can be.

 

click on this link to buy on amazon

 

Excerpt:

D

Diane missed deadlines--

Dioxane, a slow buidup,

earns Dick a big raise.

 

 One author plotting at a company holiday party to the enjoyment of the other

One author plotting at a company holiday party to the enjoyment of the other

Excerpt:

U

Uri didn't wipe

the seat. His horoscope warned

against Uranus.

Astrology is unclear.

Watch out for Uranium.

 

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Kristin Beckley

Kristin Beckley is an actual chemist. She has worn a lab coat and sensible shoes until she promoted herself all the way to having to talk to clients and needing to dress better. She doesn't cause explosions or light fires, but she could. Remember that. She understands catalysts and reactions and the melting point of owls.

She once created a metaphor using leaves and forests to explain the difference between PCBs and congeners to her co-author, who wishes she had written it down because that explanation was just beautiful. 

While she may forget to bring creamer, she always chips in a few bucks, and she is a fine cook.