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The Resource Forensics

Forensics

Label
Forensics
Title
Forensics
Statement of responsibility
Val McDermid
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Val McDermid is one of the finest crime writers we have, whose novels have captivated millions of readers worldwide with their riveting narratives of characters who solve complex crimes and confront unimaginable evil. In the course of researching her bestselling novels McDermid has become familiar with every branch of forensics, and now she uncovers the history of this science, real-world murders and the people who must solve them.The dead talkto the right listener. They can tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died, and, of course, who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help serve justice using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene, or the faintest of human traces. Forensics draws on interviews with some of these top-level professionals, ground-breaking research, and McDermid’s own original interviews and firsthand experience on scene with top forensic scientists.Along the way, McDermid discovers how maggots collected from a corpse can help determine one’s time of death; how a DNA trace a millionth the size of a grain of salt can be used to convict a killer; and how a team of young Argentine scientists led by a maverick American anthropologist were able to uncover the victims of a genocide. It’s a journey that will take McDermid to war zones, fire scenes, and autopsy suites, and bring her into contact with both extraordinary bravery and wickedness, as she traces the history of forensics from its earliest beginnings to the cutting-edge science of the modern day
Summary
Explores the history of forensic science, drawing on interviews with top professionals, cutting-edge research, and the author's firsthand experience at crime scenes with forensic scientists
Writing style
Award
Anthony Award for Best Critical/Nonfiction, 2016
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Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
345
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
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what bugs, burns, prints, DNA and more tell us about crime
Label
Forensics
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
BAKER_TAYLOR:0016086528
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780802191052
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Forensics
Publication
Control code
BAKER_TAYLOR:0016086528
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780802191052
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Pasadena Public Library - Central LibraryBorrow it
      1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, Pasadena, TX, 77506, US
      29.6929282 -95.1969043
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