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Forensic science : from fibers to fingerprints

Author: Lisa Yount
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, ©2007.
Series: Milestones in discovery and invention.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profiles thirteen notable scientists in the field of forensics, discussing their research, accomplishments, ethical and professional contributions. Includes photographs, illustrations, chronology of notable events, glossary, and a list of resources.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Yount
ISBN: 0816057516 9780816057511
OCLC Number: 63117010
Description: xvii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Deadly powder : Mathieu Orfila, James Marsh, and detection of poisons --
Arches, loops, and whorls : Francis Galton, Edward Henry, and fingerprinting --
The language of blood : Karl Landsteiner and blood types --
Every contact leaves a trace : Alexandre Lacassagne, Edmond Locard, and forensic science laboratories --
The name on the bullet : Calvin Goddard and firearms identification --
Liar, liar : Leonarde Keeler and the polygraph --
Voiceprints : Lawrence Kersta and voice identification --
Bone biographies : Clyde Snow and forensic anthropology --
The body farm : William Bass and determining time of death --
The ultimate identifier : Alec Jeffreys and DNA profiling.
Series Title: Milestones in discovery and invention.
Responsibility: Lisa Yount.
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The lives of real forensic scientists are not as glamorous as those of television heroes, nor are their results as sure. This work profiles key figures in this newsmaking field, both pioneers and  Read more...

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