The Resource Forensics : what bugs, burns, prints, DNA, and more tell us about crime, Val McDermid, (electronic resource)

Forensics : what bugs, burns, prints, DNA, and more tell us about crime, Val McDermid, (electronic resource)

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Forensics : what bugs, burns, prints, DNA, and more tell us about crime
Title
Forensics
Title remainder
what bugs, burns, prints, DNA, and more tell us about crime
Statement of responsibility
Val McDermid
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eng
Summary
Val McDermid is one of the finest crime writers we have, whose novels have captivated millions of readers worldwide with their riveting narratives of characters who solve complex crimes and confront unimaginable evil. In the course of researching her bestselling novels McDermid has become familiar with every branch of forensics, and now she uncovers the history of this science, real-world murders and the people who must solve them. The dead talk to the right listener. They can tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died, and, of course, who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help serve justice using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene, or the faintest of human traces. Forensics draws on interviews with some of these top-level professionals, ground-breaking research, and McDermid's own original interviews and firsthand experience on scene with top forensic scientists. Along the way, McDermid discovers how maggots collected from a corpse can help determine one's time of death; how a DNA trace a millionth the size of a grain of salt can be used to convict a killer; and how a team of young Argentine scientists led by a maverick American anthropologist were able to uncover the victims of a genocide. It's a journey that will take McDermid to war zones, fire scenes, and autopsy suites, and bring her into contact with both extraordinary bravery and wickedness, as she traces the history of forensics from its earliest beginnings to the cutting-edge science of the modern day
Cataloging source
Midwest
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McDermid, Val
Dewey number
363.25
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Forensic sciences
  • Forensic sciences
  • Criminal investigation
  • Criminal investigation
  • Crime scene searches
  • Evidence, Criminal
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Forensics : what bugs, burns, prints, DNA, and more tell us about crime, Val McDermid, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780802191052
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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12268124
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MWT12268124
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Forensics : what bugs, burns, prints, DNA, and more tell us about crime, Val McDermid, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802191052
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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12268124
Publisher number
MWT12268124
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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