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4.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 5 4.17 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dr. Bill Bass Narrator: Tom McKeon Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2007 ISBN:
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A pioneer in forensic anthropology, Dr. Bill Bass created the world's first laboratory dedicated to the study of human decomposition. Bill Bass' research at the Body Farm has revolutionized forensic science, helping police crack cold cases and pinpoint time since death. In this riveting book, the bone sleuth explores the rise of modern forensic science, using cases from his career to take readers into the real world of CSI.

Some of Bill Bass' cases rely on the simplest of tools and techniques, while other cases hinge on sophisticated techniques Dr. Bass could not have imagined when he began his career: using computer data and video image processing to help identify murder victims; harnessing scanning electron microscopy to detect trace elements in knife wounds; and extracting DNA from a long-buried corpse, only to find that the female murder victim may have been mistakenly identified a quarter-century before.

Witty and engaging, Bass dissects the methods used by homicide investigators every day, leading liseners on an extraordinary journey into the high-tech science that it takes to crack a case.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 4/30/2011

    " It was an extremely interesting book. It was very informative and gave great detail to the case that Dr Bill Bass has worked on and what forensic anthropology is and how forensics really work. I enjoyed in very much "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 12/16/2010

    " Great book. I went through a phase where I was into everything forensic. I learned so much from this one, and some of it was pretty gruesome. But that doesn't really bother me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 12/11/2010

    " This was an interesting book. I am very fascinated by the body farm and all the studies they do that contributes to science. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 11/12/2010

    " A great look into how forensic anthropology is used to solve cases, by highlighting cases from the career of Dr. Bill Bass the creator of the "Body Farm" at the University of Tennessee. If you enjoy true crime books this is a good one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jesselyn | 6/29/2010

    " A great book for fans of CSI, exploring forensic anthorpology and entemology in an episodic manner. Also, the narration on the audiobook is very good - the actor fits the role of the author very well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pancha | 3/23/2010

    " An overview of various cases and how they illustrate the progression of forensic sciences. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meghan | 3/22/2010

    " Marvelously insightful. Wonderful if you have an interest in forensics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 3/19/2010

    " Love this book. It really gave me a lot of insight as to what is really being studied when bodies are found in weird places. Not only do they study the crazy crimes, they also study the simplity of everyday deaths.

    For anyone interested in forensics, this book is for you!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 1/15/2010

    " Non-fiction, but not nearly as enjoyable as the novel. The cases were bogged down on names and credentials of people involved, little real feel for the case or the person it centered around. Learned more from the novel. "

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