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Death's Acre Inside the Legendary Forensics Lab - The Body Farm - Where the Dead Do Tell Tales

ISBN-10: 0425198324
ISBN-13: 9780425198322
Edition: 2003
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Description: Dr. Bill Bass, one of the world's leading forensic anthropologists, gained international attention when he built a forensic lab like no other: The Body Farm. Now, this master scientist unlocks the gates of his lab to reveal his most intriguing  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/5/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Dr. Bill Bass, one of the world's leading forensic anthropologists, gained international attention when he built a forensic lab like no other: The Body Farm. Now, this master scientist unlocks the gates of his lab to reveal his most intriguing cases-and to revisit the Lindbergh kidnapping and murder, fifty years after the fact.

Patricia Cornwell was born in Miami, Florida on June 9, 1956. When she was nine years old, her mother tried to give her and her two brothers to evangelist Billy Graham and his wife to care for. For a while the children lived with missionaries since their mother was unable to care for them. After graduating from Davidson College in 1979, she worked for The Charlotte Observer eventually covering the police beat and winning an investigative reporting award from the North Carolina Press Association for a series of articles on prostitution and crime in downtown Charlotte. Her award-winning biography of Ruth Bell Graham, the wife of Billy Graham, A Time for Remembering, was published in 1983. From 1984 to 1990, she worked as a technical writer and a computer analyst at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia. While working for the medical examiner, she began to write novels. Although the award-winning novel Postmortem was initially rejected by seven different publishers, once it was published in 1990 it became the only novel ever to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards as well as the French Prix du Roman d'Adventure, in one year. She is the author of the Kay Scarpetta series, the Andy Brazil series, and the Winston Garano series. She has also written two cookbooks Scarpetta's Winter Table and Food to Die For; a children's book Life's Little Fable; and non-fiction works like Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper - Case Closed. Her title's Dust and Flesh and Blood made The New York Times Best Seller List.

Foreword
The Bones of the Eaglet
Dead Indians and Dam Engineers
Bare Bones: Forensics 101
The Unsavory Uncle
The Case of the Headless Corpse
The Scene of the Crime
Death's Acre: The Body Farm Is Born
A Bug for Research
Progress and Protest
Fat Sam and Cadillac Joe
Grounded in Science
The Zoo Man Murders
Parts Unknown
Art Imitates Death
More Progress, More Protest
The Backyard Barbecue
The Not-So-Accidental Tourist
The Bloody Beneficiary
Ashes to Ashes
And When I Die
Bones of the Human Skeleton
Glossary of Forensic and Anthropological Terms
Acknowledgments
Index

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