Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Construction & Operation of Clandestine Drug Laboratories Paperback – February, 1994

3.4 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback, February, 1994
$38.63 $32.65

Buy Right Every Time
Get digital access to our independent product ratings. > Learn more
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Loompanics Unlimited; 2 edition (February 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1559501081
  • ISBN-13: 978-1559501088
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,747,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By A Customer on February 9, 1999
Format: Paperback
I've read the book 3-4 times and I really like it. It gives a lot of tips on clandestine labs. If you like chemistry, you'll like this book.
Comment 18 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
if you are "academically" interested then this book is pretty good stuff, but if "someone you know" is considering the application of any of its content then you/they should be aware that a lot of fester's stuff (although i'm not positive on this one specifically) has been criticized, and in a few specific cases picked to pieces in places like alt.drugs.chemistry on usenet - for it's accuracy and the value of the actual application of some of his instructions. It'd be worth doing some search engine research to see where people have challenged his advice as sometimes misleading and occasionally dangerous.
1 Comment 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This text is a good primer on what laboratory equipment is essential and desirable. There are proposals given on how to construct most of the necessary equipment. Quite a lot of detail is given to proposals to keep a laboratory safe, and out of sight and smell. There are also some sections on monitoring the activity of authorities by evesdropping with a radio scanner.
The book is beginning to show its age however since quite a bit of focus is put on techniques of improvising one's own glassware. The author's primary supporting claim is that glassware is a "watched" item. This view seems a little paranoid/outdated since the advent of procurement opportunities such as Ebay. However, some of the larger glassware devices described are perhaps interesting, in the "scaling up" section.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I bought this book (and will buy many others on similar subjects)

becuase of a self righteous book burner on this sight reviewing another book. She doesn't want anyone to learn how to make drugs and explosives. So in response Im going to read as much of it as I can get my hands on. HA! Suck it, up. This book, for what it is, is good. Well written and decently illustrated. It shows how to make a few peices of lab ware, key notes and tips on lab hiding and operation. It's really just a book of cliff notes, tips hints and precautions. No real chemistry at all. Make a seperatory funnel, fume hood, and my favorite... the ram proof door. That is a good idea... but if I might add... you could always hide the whole apparatus by hiding the auto springs inside the door. Any way... the author even says that the book is just a list of ideas and warnings. Worth reading though...something for everyone. As he says, a lab can be made for survival, resistance or medical reasons as well.

I think the author is genuine, sincere and dang well concerned with the well being of others... makers, users and enforcers. He's got my support.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on September 16, 2002
Format: Paperback
-Pros: 1)The book gives a generalized brief overview 2)lists some good reference material 3)Some novel ideas 4)Great philosophy for deterrence and incognito regarding the ensuing communistic metamorphosis of our allegedly free nation 5)The best learning experience you could gain from this book is how to begin to act and carry on a secret identity. (However you would again just be dampening your sponge.)
-Recommendations to reader: If you have the time you can get this info other ways. If you don't have time and this is the first piece of literature you have had the opportunity to have exposure to, by all means read it. Other wise if you have the time, money, and a strong desire to learn and be thorough about it then see the list at the bottom of the page for much more in depth research, "Customers who bought titles by Jack B. Nimble also bought titles by these authors."
[Note to Author: I mean no disrespect to the author. After all I haven't written a book, but from a readers stand point you could use some more critiquing.]
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse