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Beyond the Body Farm

Beyond the Body Farm

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By (author) Dr. Bill Bass, By (author) Jon Jefferson

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  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 180mm
  • Publication date: 2 April 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847247725
  • ISBN 13: 9781847247728
  • Sales rank: 876,339

Product description

Dr Bill Bass' work, and in particular his Body Farm, has furthered forensic anthropology and made it possible to prove from the discovery of a skeleton, no matter how much time has elapsed since death, how and when death occurred and to whom the body belonged. His work has been vital for the sake of science and the cause of justice In Beyond the Body Farm Jefferson Bass details the most memorable cases from his career, including alibis he has broken, cold cases he has solved - including one from the Ancient world that took him to Iran - and several cases he has been able to revisit throughout his career as new techniques have become possible and scientific discoveries made. This is what happens when Dr Bass goes beyond the Body Farm.

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Jefferson Bass is the writing team of Dr Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson. Dr Bass, a world-renowned forensic anthropologist, founded the Body Farm 25 years ago. Jefferson is a journalist, writer and documentary film maker. His writings have appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek and USA Today.

Review quote

Nearly everything known about the science of human decomposition comes from one place - forensic anthropologist William Bass' Body Farm - CNN

Table of contents

Introduction. The Golden Bowl, the Burning Palace. Splash Landing, Part 1. Shedding Light on a Victim's Bones. Forensics at the Speed of Flight. The Rockets' Red Glare, Bodies Bursting in Air. Dead for the Holidays. A Texas Scorcher. No Butts About It. Listening to the Bugs. The Professor versus the Computer. Science at the Cutting Edge. Leoma Patterson, Part 1. Splash Landing, Part 2. Leoma Patterson, Part 2. The Day the Bopper Died. Leoma Patterson, Part 3.