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The scientific Sherlock Holmes : cracking the case with science and forensics

Author: James F O'Brien
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Scientific Sherlock Holmes connects Holmes' vegetable poisons with concepts in botany, his use of fingerprinting with forensic science, and carbon monoxide poisoning and hemoglobin tests with  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Sherlock Holmes; Sherlock Holmes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James F O'Brien
ISBN: 9780199794966 0199794960
OCLC Number: 830379229
Awards: Winner of Edgar Allan Poe Awards (Critical/Biographical) 2013
Description: xvii, 175 s. : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction ; Chapter 1. How Sherlock Holmes Got His Start ; Chapter 2. Meet the Main Characters ; Chapter 3. Sherlock Holmes: Pioneer in Forensic Science ; Chapter 4. Sherlock Holmes: Chemist ; Chapter 5. Sherlock Holmes: Other Sciences ; Conclusion ; Appendix
Responsibility: James F. O'Brien

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This book is highly recommended as a valuable addition to the library of Holmesians and Sherlockians everywhere. * Stephen Wade, Times Higher Education * One need not be a scientist or a previous Read more...

 
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