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The nature of life and death : every body leaves a trace

Author: Patricia E J Wiltshire
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From mud tracks on a quiet country road to dirt specks on the soles of walking boots, forensic ecologist Patricia Wiltshire uses her decades of scientific expertise to find often-overlooked clues left behind by criminal activity. She detects evidence and eliminates hypotheses armed with little more than a microscope, eventually developing a compelling thesis of the who, what, how, and when of a crime. Wiltshire's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Case studies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Patricia E J Wiltshire
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia E J Wiltshire
ISBN: 9780525542216 0525542213
OCLC Number: 1112672288
Notes: "First published by Bonnier Books, U.K."--Title page verso.
Description: viii, 290 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Beginnings --
Searching and finding --
Proxies of the past --
Under the surface --
Conflict and resolution --
"I put it to you that you were there" --
A spider's web --
Beauty in death --
Friends and foes --
Last breaths --
"An empty vessel" --
Poisons - Traces --
Endings.
Responsibility: Patricia Wiltshire.

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From mud tracks on a quiet country road to dirt specks on the soles of walking boots, forensic ecologist Patricia Wiltshire uses her decades of scientific expertise to find often-overlooked clues left behind by criminal activity. She detects evidence and eliminates hypotheses armed with little more than a microscope, eventually developing a compelling thesis of the who, what, how, and when of a crime. Wiltshire's remarkable accuracy has made her one of the most in-demand police consultants in the world, and her curiosity, humility, and passion for the truth have guided her every step of the way. A riveting blend of science writing and true-crime narrative, The Nature of Life and Death details Wiltshire's unique journey from college professor to crime fighter: solving murders, locating corpses, and exonerating the falsely accused. Along the way, she introduces us to the unseen world all around us and underneath our feet: plants, animals, pollen, spores, fungi, and microbes that we move through every day. Her story is a testament to the power of persistence and reveals how our relationship with the vast natural world reaches far deeper than we might think.--

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