Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales

Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales


By (author) Dr Bill Bass, By (author) Jon Jefferson, Foreword by Patricia Cornwell

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  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 23mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 5 October 2004
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0425198324
  • ISBN 13: 9780425198322
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 81,642

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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.

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Author information

Dr. Bill Bass, a legend in forensic circles, has assisted with hundreds of cases for the FBI and numerous other law-enforcement agencies. He created the world's first laboratory devoted to human decomposition: the University of Tennessee's Anthropology Research Facility. He has written or coauthored more than two hundred scientific publications, many based on murder cases and other mysteries he has helped to prosecute or solve. A gifted teacher, he has been named "National Professor of the Year" by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.Jon Jefferson is a veteran journalist, science writer, and documentary filmmaker. His writing has been featured by The New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, and Popular Science.

Table of contents

Death's AcreForeword by Patricia Cornwall 1. The Bones of the Eaglet 2. Dead Indians and Dam Engineers 3. Bare Bones: Forensics 101 4. The Unsavory Uncle 5. The Case of the Headless Corpse 6. The Scene of the Crime 7. Death's Acre: The Body Farm Is Born 8. A Bug for Research 9. Progress and Protest 10. Fat Sam and Cadillac Joe 11. Grounded in Science 12. The Zoo Man Murders 13. Parts Unknown 14. Art Imitates Death 15. More Progress, More Protest 16. The Backyard Barbeque 17. The Not-So-Accidental Tourist 18. the Bloody Beneficiary 19. Ashes to Ashes 20. And When I Die Appendix I: Bones of the Human Skeleton Appendix II: Glossary of Forensic and Anthropological Terms Acknowledgments Index