Silent Witnesses (BOK)

Nigel McCrery

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A crime scene. A murder. A mystery. The most important person on the scene? The forensic scientist. And yet the intricate details of their work remains a mystery to most of us. Silent Witnesses looks at the history of forensic science over the last two centuries, during which time a combination of remarkable intuition, painstaking observation and leaps in scientific knowledge have developed this fascinating branch of detection. Throwing open the casebook, it introduces us to such luminaries as 'The Wizard of Berkeley' Edward Heinrich, who is credited with having solved over 2000 crimes, and Alphonse Bertillon, the French scientist whose guiding principle 'no two individuals share the same characteristics' became the core of identification. Along the way, it takes us to India and Australia, Columbia and China, Russia, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. And it proves that, in order to solve ever more complicated cases, science must always stay one step ahead of the killer.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Nigel McCrery
Forlag
Cornerstone
ISBN 9781847946836
Antall sider 288 Dimensjoner 16,2cm x 23,1cm x 3,2cm
Vekt 560 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of science