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Hidden Evidence 50 True Crimes and How Forensic Science Helped Solve Them

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ISBN-10: 1554075408

ISBN-13: 9781554075409

Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)

Authors: David Owen, Thomas T. Noguchi, Kathy Reichs

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 9/25/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

David Owen was an engineer in the aerospace industry before turning to writing for a living. He has more than a dozen books to his credit on aspects of aviation, motor sport engineering design and military history, and has also worked extensively in radio and television. He lives in Chester.

Thomas Noguchi was born in Japan and came to the United States in 1952 to complete his residency in pathology at Orange County General Hospital in California. In 1960 he joined the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office as deputy medical examiner, and subsequently was appointed chief medical examiner. After he left that post in a storm of controversy, his colleagues elected him president of the National Association of Medical Examiners.

Kathleen Joan "Kathy" Reichs was born in 1950 and is a native of Chicago. In 1971 she graduated from American University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology, and in 1972 she earned a Master of Arts in physical anthropology from Northwestern University. Reichs received her Ph.D. in physical anthropology from Northwestern University in 1975. She works as a forensic anthropologist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina and for the Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de M�decine L�gale in Quebec and has taught at Northern Illinois University, University of Pittsburgh, Concordia University, McGill University, and the University of North Carolina…    

Foreword
Preface
The Trail of the Ripper
Introduction
In the Beginning
On the Scene
A Question of Identity
Weapons of the Criminal
Pure Poison
Knives and Blunt Instruments
Strangulation and Suffocation
Drowning and Burning
The Smoking Gun
Fire and Explosives
Unmasking the Criminal
Frauds and Forgeries
Fingerprints and Footprints
Trace Elements
Blood
DNA: The Ultimate Identifier?
The Future for Forensic Science
Glossary
Index