Bones: A Forensic Detective's Casebook

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The memoirs of a forensic detective reveal the grisly tricks of the trade and how one man has used the tools of forensic science to delve into crimes that date back to 40,000 B.C. National ad/promo. Tour.

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Ubelaker is a curator of anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution.

Scammell, a medical writer and researcher, has been involved in the search for a cure for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory forms of arthritis for over 10 years.

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Forensic anthropology is a relatively new science, and Ubelaker, curator of anthropology at the Smithsonian Institute, is one of its most notable practitioners. Here, with freelance writer Scammel, he explains how those in the field work with police to solve mysteries lacking clues except for a few bones, on the basis of which experts can determine a victim's race, age and sex and often the cause of his or her death. Though the text is somewhat dry and technical, it can be compelling. The authors discuss problems that forensic anthropolists encounter, such as bones scattered over a wide area, false clues planted by killers, bones chewed by animals and inept procedures by local officials unfamiliar with advanced scientific techniques. True-crime addicts won't want to miss the book. Illustrations not seen by PW.
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