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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:
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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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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