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Peter Macinnis

Peter Macinnis was originally a science teacher but for the last 20 years he has been paid to publicise science in different capacities. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of science and history and is a great storer of information. He has written a number of books including Bittersweet, Rockets and Killer Bean of Calabar for Allen & Unwin.

Books by this Author

The Killer Bean of Calabar and Other Stories

The Killer Bean of Calabar and Other Stories

Published: July 2004

Juicy anecdotal and quirky stories of poisons and poisoners that are informative, interesting, ironic and humorous.

It's True! You eat poison every day (18)

It's True! You eat poison every day (18)

Published: January 2006

Packed with facts about both natural and man-made poisons, from foxgloves and hemlock to rat-killer and lead paints, this book also contains many tales of murder, intrigue and accidental death.

Bittersweet

Bittersweet

Published: June 2002

An historical journey of the discovery and development of sugar around the world.

Rockets

Rockets

Published: July 2003

A history of rockets from their early Chinese origins to their modern use in the military, space exploration and commercial peacetime use.

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