The Resource Beyond the body farm : a legendary bone detective explores murders, mysteries, and the revolution in forensic science, Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson, (ebook)

Beyond the body farm : a legendary bone detective explores murders, mysteries, and the revolution in forensic science, Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson, (ebook)

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Beyond the body farm : a legendary bone detective explores murders, mysteries, and the revolution in forensic science
Title
Beyond the body farm
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a legendary bone detective explores murders, mysteries, and the revolution in forensic science
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Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson
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Language
eng
Summary
There is no scientist in the world like Dr. Bill Bass. A pioneer in forensic anthropology, Bass created the world's first laboratory dedicated to the study of human decomposition-three acres of land on a hillside in Tennessee where human bodies are left to the elements. His research at "the Body Farm" has revolutionized forensic science, helping police crack cold cases and pinpoint time of death. But during a forensics career that spans half a century, Bass and his work have ranged far beyond the gates of the Body Farm. In this riveting book, the bone sleuth explores the rise of modern forensic science, using fascinating cases from his career to take readers into the real world of C. S. I. Some of Bill Bass's cases rely on the simplest of tools and techniques, such as reassembling-from battered torsos and a stack of severed limbs-eleven people hurled skyward by an explosion at an illegal fireworks factory. Other cases hinge on sophisticated techniques Bass could not have imagined when he began his career: harnessing scanning electron microscopy to detect trace elements in knife wounds; and extracting DNA from a long-buried corpse, only to find that the female murder victim may have been mistakenly identified a quarter-century before. In Beyond the Body Farm, readers will follow Bass as he explores the depths of an East Tennessee lake with a twenty-first-century sonar system, in a quest for an airplane that disappeared with two people on board thirty-five years ago; see Bass exhume fifties pop star "the Big Bopper" to determine what injuries he suffered in the plane crash that killed three rock and roll legends on "the day the music died"; and join Bass as he works to decipher an ancient Persian death scene nearly three thousand years old. Witty and engaging, Bass dissects the methods used by homicide investigators every day, leading readers on an extraordinary journey into the high-tech science that it takes to crack a case
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1928-
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Bass, William M.
Dewey number
614/.17
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Jefferson, Jon
  • hoopla digital
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  • Forensic anthropology
  • Forensic anthropology
  • Crime laboratories
  • Human body
  • Human skeleton
  • Human skeleton
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Beyond the body farm : a legendary bone detective explores murders, mysteries, and the revolution in forensic science, Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780061854392
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT11919987
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11919987
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MWT11919987
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Beyond the body farm : a legendary bone detective explores murders, mysteries, and the revolution in forensic science, Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780061854392
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11919987
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11919987
System control number
MWT11919987
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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