Forensic Science: From Fibers to Fingerprintsby Lisa Yount
Milestones in Discovery and Invention is an eight-volume set based on a simple yet powerful idea-that science and technology are integral to people's daily lives in terms of how they understand the world and each other. Combining biography, scientific reasoning, and history, each volume describes the flow of scientific and technological ideas through the innovations that affected society and made further research possible.
Forensic Science is a fascinating overview of 13 individuals who contributed significantly to the development of forensic science. Each chapter contains relevant information on the person's research, accomplishments, ethical or professional obstacles, and lasting contributions and concludes with a chronology and a list of particular print and Internet references.
The individuals (and their areas of research or accomplishment) are: Mathieu Orfila and James Marsh (poison detection), Francis Galton and Edward Henry (fingerprinting), Karl Landsteiner (blood), Alexandre Lacassagne and Edmond Locard (laboratory settings), Calvin Goddard (ballistics), Leonarde Keeler (the polygraph), Lawrence Kersta (voice identification), Clyde Snow (forensic anthropology), William Bass (determining the time of death), Alec Jeffreys (DNA profiling).
Forensic Science includes 40 black-and-white photographs and line illustrations, a glossary, a chronology of notable events in forensic science, a list of print and Internet resources, and an index. Milestones in Discovery and Invention is an essential set for students, teachers, and general readers that provides insight into the human quest for understanding, exploration, and innovation.
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