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The Resource American Sherlock : murder, forensics, and the birth of American CSI, Kate Winkler Dawson

American Sherlock : murder, forensics, and the birth of American CSI, Kate Winkler Dawson

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American Sherlock : murder, forensics, and the birth of American CSI
Title
American Sherlock
Title remainder
murder, forensics, and the birth of American CSI
Statement of responsibility
Kate Winkler Dawson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Berkeley, California, 1933. In a lab filled with curiosities--beakers, microscopes, Bunsen burners, and hundreds upon hundreds of books--sat an investigator who would go on to crack at least two thousand cases in his forty-year career. Known as the "American Sherlock Holmes," Edward Oscar Heinrich was one of America's greatest--and first--forensic scientists, with an uncanny knack for finding clues, establishing evidence, and deducing answers with a skill that seemed almost supernatural. Heinrich was one of the nation's first expert witnesses, working in a time when the turmoil of Prohibition led to sensationalized crime reporting and only a small, systematic study of evidence
Summary
Berkeley, California, 1933. In a lab filled with curiosities sat an investigator who would go on to crack at least two thousand cases in his forty-year career. Known as the "American Sherlock Holmes," Edward Oscar Heinrich was one of America's greatest--and first--forensic scientists, with an uncanny knack for finding clues, establishing evidence, and deducing answers with a skill that seemed almost supernatural. Based on years of research and thousands of never-before-published primary source materials, American Sherlock captures the life of the man who pioneered the science our legal system now relies upon--as well as the limits of those techniques and the very human experts who wield them
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Biography type
individual biography
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10844334
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YDX
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Dawson, Kate Winkler
Dewey number
  • 363.25092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Heinrich, Edward Oscar
  • Forensic scientists
  • Forensic sciences
  • Forensic sciences
  • Forensic scientists
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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murder, forensics, and the birth of American CSI
Label
American Sherlock : murder, forensics, and the birth of American CSI, Kate Winkler Dawson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1103691025
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9780525539551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1103691025
Label
American Sherlock : murder, forensics, and the birth of American CSI, Kate Winkler Dawson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1103691025
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9780525539551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1103691025

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