Vampire Forensics: Uncovering the Origins of an Enduring Legend

Vampire Forensics: Uncovering the Origins of an Enduring Legend

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by Mark Collins Jenkins
     
 

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A round-the-world investigation of the vampire myth, including a recently discovered "vampire skeleton," brings historic and scientific context to our enduring interest in vampires. Legend and lore are examined through the lens of history, archaeology, anthropology, and forensic science in this delightfully written book by Mark Jenkins, now in paperback. It's a

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A round-the-world investigation of the vampire myth, including a recently discovered "vampire skeleton," brings historic and scientific context to our enduring interest in vampires. Legend and lore are examined through the lens of history, archaeology, anthropology, and forensic science in this delightfully written book by Mark Jenkins, now in paperback. It's a great addition to the pop culture conversation, adding both humor and depth to the vampire craze.

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“A lively and entertaining survey of the historical and scientific materials relating to the natural phenomena that earlier centuries relentlessly misinterpreted as evidence for the undead.” –The Washington Post

Michael Sims
…Jenkins has written a lively and entertaining survey of the historical and scientific materials relating to the natural phenomena that earlier centuries relentlessly misinterpreted as evidence for the undead.
—The Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426207303
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
04/19/2011
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
543,323
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.66(h) x 0.86(d)

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Mark Jenkins is chief historian of the National Geographic Society's archives and author of several books, including The Book of Marvels, Worlds to Explore, and High Adventure, an illustrated history of the Society.

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Vampire Forensics: Uncovering the Origins of an Enduring Legend 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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What is your favorite part about forensics?
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We are under the impression that vampires don't exist. But, Vampire Forensics tells us differently. It is true that the word vampire makes us think of a "blood sucking" demon that walks the night. Vampires in this sense do not exist. However, the preconceived beliefs, legends, and folklore are traced back centuries. The title Vampire Forensics is a fitting title because basically the author was using forensic science to discover when and where the legend of vampires started. I think it is fascinating how this was achieved through the use of word roots, anthropological studies, and delving into the history of England, Germany, etc. This book is a tribute to all of those people who were accused of being vampires and had bricks shoved into their mouths as a result. If you are a vampire lover, I suggest you read Vampire Forensics so you could learn about our blood sucker friends.
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Destine More than 1 year ago
This book is like watching the History channel about the origin of Vampires and it really lets you see the grotesque, twisted, and true side of the beginning of these legends. Nice to see something more on the historical side of vampires rather than the dreamy teen world or storytelling that has been more recently popular. For those of you who like those books, as well as the Anne Rice and Charlaine Harris novels just to name a few, you'll also find these really interesting to dig into! The research is done very well and it's a fast and easy read, you'll like to read the facts over and over again!