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The Resource Silent witnesses : the often gruesome but always fascinating history of forensic science, Nigel McCrery

Silent witnesses : the often gruesome but always fascinating history of forensic science, Nigel McCrery

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Silent witnesses : the often gruesome but always fascinating history of forensic science
Title
Silent witnesses
Title remainder
the often gruesome but always fascinating history of forensic science
Statement of responsibility
Nigel McCrery
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Crime novelist and former police officer Nigel McCrery provides an account of all the major areas of forensic science from around the world over the past two centuries. The book weaves dramatic narrative and scientific principles together in a way that allows readers to figure out crimes along with the experts. Readers are introduced to such fascinating figures as Dr. Edmond Locard, the "French Sherlock Holmes;" Edward Heinrich, "Wizard of Berkeley," who is credited with having solved more than 2,000 crimes; and Alphonse Bertillon, the French scientist whose guiding principle, "no two individuals share the same characteristics," became the core of criminal identification. Landmark crime investigations examined in depth include a notorious murder involving blood evidence and defended by F. Lee Bailey, the seminal 1936 murder that demonstrated the usefulness of the microscope in examining trace evidence, the 1849 murder of a wealthy Boston businessman that demonstrated how difficult it is to successfully dispose of a corpse, and many others"--
  • "Through examinations of specific cases throughout history, crime novelist and former police officer Nigel McCrery explores the gruesome but fascinating history and progress of forensic science around the world"--
Summary
"Through examinations of specific cases throughout history, crime novelist and former police officer Nigel McCrery explores the gruesome but fascinating history and progress of forensic science around the world"--
Writing style
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10351300
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCrery, Nigel
Dewey number
363.2509
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Forensic sciences
  • Forensic sciences
  • Criminal investigation
  • Criminal investigation
  • Forensic sciences
Target audience
adult
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the often gruesome but always fascinating history of forensic science
Label
Silent witnesses : the often gruesome but always fascinating history of forensic science, Nigel McCrery
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Publication
Note
  • "First published in Great Britain in 2013 by Random House Books."
  • Includes index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn871671627
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 264 pages
Isbn
9781613730027
Lccn
2014006713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)871671627
Label
Silent witnesses : the often gruesome but always fascinating history of forensic science, Nigel McCrery
Publication
Note
  • "First published in Great Britain in 2013 by Random House Books."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn871671627
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 264 pages
Isbn
9781613730027
Lccn
2014006713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)871671627

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