Beyond the Body Farm: A Legendary Bone Detective Explores Murders, Mysteries, and the Revolution in Forensic Science

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Dr. Bill Bass & Jon Jefferson
Beyond the body farm

Fans of forensic thrillers and mysteries and true crime will like this book that gives background on forensic science. Dr. Bass started the first "body farm" that gauges how and how fast bodies decompose when exposed to different conditions. At first bodies for the farm were scarce; now people gladly will their bodies to be skeletonized. That's fascinating, but what's really interesting are the cases the authors discuss. With each case they present, they tell a little more about forensic techniques and their development--and the comfort forensic specialists sometimes bring to families wondering what happened to a loved one.  Don't miss the chapter about the Big Bopper!  Check our catalog

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