Death's Acre

Death's Acre

Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales

eBook - 2005
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A forensic anthropologist traces his work at his Tennessee "body farm" lab and cites his contributions to the investigations of several murder cases, as well as his theories about such famous cases as the Lindbergh kidnapping.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, 2005.
ISBN: 9781101204726
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Jefferson, Jon

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bookfanatic1979 Sep 21, 2011

Dr. Bass is also a university professor, a fact that comes through loud and clear in this book. He takes even the most abstrusely scientific explanation and translates it into normal English. This book is fascinating, and a little stomach-turning. Bass definitely does not shy away from graphic descriptions of what happens to our bodies when we die.

Apr 28, 2011

I really enjoyed learning about the Body Farm and how it came to be. I have read Patricia Cornwell's book The Body Farm and so learning the lengths she went to for her research for a death scene in the book was great and encouraging to hear that she really cared if her books are realistic. Also learning where the techniques that are taken for granted today came from, who thought them up, and the experiments done to create these techniques. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the behind the scenes, real life aspect of shows like CSI and Criminal Minds.

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