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Death's acre : inside the legendary 'Body Farm' / Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson ; foreward by Patricia Cornwell.

Bass, Bill. (Author).
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Perry County Public Library - Tell City 614 BAS (Text) 70621000211257 Adult - Non Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780316725279
  • Physical Description: xv, 299 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: London, UK : Time Warner Books, c2003.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword / Patricia Cornwell -- 1. The Bones of the Eaglet -- 2. Dead Indians and Dam Engineers -- 3. Bare Bones: Forensics 101 -- 4. The Unsavory Uncle -- 5. The Case of the Headless Corpse -- 6. The Scene of the Crime -- 7. Death's Acre: The Body Farm Is Born -- 8. A Bug for Research -- 9. Progress and Protest -- 10. Fat Sam and Cadillac Joe -- 11. Grounded in Science -- 12. The Zoo Man Murders -- 13. Parts Unknown -- 14. Art Imitates Death -- 15. More Progress, More Protest -- 16. The Backyard Barbecue -- 17. The Not-So-Accidental Tourist -- 18. The Bloody Beneficiary -- 19. Ashes to Ashes -- 20. And When I Die.
Summary, etc.: "Nowhere is there another lab like Dr. Bill Bass's: On a hillside in Tennessee, human bodies decompose in the open air, aided by insects, bacteria, and birds, unhindered by coffins or mausoleums. At the "Body Farm," nature takes its course, with corpses buried in shallow graves, submerged in water, concealed beneath slabs of concrete, locked in trunks of cars. As stand-ins for murder victims, they serve the needs of science - and the cause of justice." "For thirty years, Dr. Bass's research has revolutionized the field of forensic science, particularly by pinpointing "time since death" in murder cases. In this riveting book, he investigates real cases and leads readers on an unprecedented journey behind the locked gates of the Body Farm. A master scientist and an engaging storyteller, Bass shares his most intriguing work: his revisit of the Lindbergh kidnapping and murder, fifty years after the fact; the mystery of a headless corpse whose identity astonished the police; the telltale bugs that finally sent a murderous grandfather to death row; and many more."--Jacket.
Subject: Forensic anthropology > United States.
Forensic anthropology > Tennessee.
Crime laboratories > Tennessee.
Human body > Identification.
Human skeleton > Identification.

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