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Forensic Anthropology

Forensic Anthropology

by Angela Libal
     
 

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Welcome to the exciting world of forensic investigation-the science of solving crimes. This introduces the field of forensic anthropology where scientists and criminal investigators use the human skeleton to solve some of the world's most mysterious and violent crimes. From the nineteenth-century murderer who boiled his wife in a vat of acid to the modern-day pig

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Welcome to the exciting world of forensic investigation-the science of solving crimes. This introduces the field of forensic anthropology where scientists and criminal investigators use the human skeleton to solve some of the world's most mysterious and violent crimes. From the nineteenth-century murderer who boiled his wife in a vat of acid to the modern-day pig farmer accused of murdering more than sixty women, forensic anthropology shows how even the tiniest fragments of bones can reveal the identities of victims as well as killers. From mass transit accidents to war to genocide and terrorist attacks, this science also pieces together the most scattered and seemingly unidentifiable remains, Using recent finds such as bags of bones in the woods or the five thousand year old skeleton of a victim of foul play forensic detectives use the smallest clues, revealing a massive crime-recording device: the human body See how the dead do tell tales to those who know how to listen!

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School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-These books can be used for research or personal-interest reading by most students regardless of their science background. Science procedures are nicely interwoven with true-crime cases, and topics explored include finding hidden information on computer hard drives that exposes criminal activity (Computer Investigation) and the use of pollens in crime solving (Entomology and Palynology). Careers in the forensic science fields are also discussed. Occasionally, a term is defined within the text, but the meaning is still not clear until the glossary is consulted. While the layout makes theses titles look accessible, the illustrations are often so general that they add nothing to the texts. Some of the more specific pictures, particularly those of blood spatter (Physics), are confusing because they don't clearly illustrate the concept being discussed. The caption is also vague, so no useful information is imparted. Aside from that, these readable titles will provide initial research material.-Lynn Evarts, Sauk Prairie High School, Prairie du Sac, WI Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422228692
Publisher:
Mason Crest, an Imprint of National Highlight
Publication date:
09/28/2013
Series:
Solving Crimes With Science Series: Forensics
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1150L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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