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ISBN: 0060875291
Author: Dr. Bill Bass,Jon Jefferson
Language: English
Publisher: William Morrow (September 4, 2007)
Pages: 304
Category: Medicine
Subcategory: Medicine
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A pioneer in forensic anthropology, Dr. Bill Bass created the world's first . Bill Bass created the world's first laboratory dedicated to the study of human decomposition-three acres on a hillside in Tennessee where human bodies are left to the elements. In this riveting book, the renowned bone sleuth explores the rise of modern forensic science and takes readers deep into the real world of crime scene investigation. Beyond the Body Farm is an extraordinary journey through some of the most fascinating investigations of Dr. Bass's career-and a remarkable look at the high-tech science used to crack the most perplexing cases. Видавництво: William Morrow Paperbacks.

In this riveting book, the bone sleuth explores the rise of modern forensic .

In this riveting book, the bone sleuth explores the rise of modern forensic science, using fascinating cases from his career to take readers into the real world of . Some of Bill Bass's cases rely on the simplest of tools and techniques, such as reassembling-from battered torsos and a stack of severed limbs-eleven people hurled skyward by an explosion at an illegal fireworks factory.

Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson. Dr. Charlie Snow, pioneering forensic. anthropologists and inspiring teachers. Beyond the Body Farm. A legendary bone detective explores murders, mysteries, and the revolution in forensic science. Contents ← Bill Bass. Beyond the Body Farm → INTRODUCTION: A HALF CENTURY OF FORENSIC EVOLUTION AND REVOLUTION.

A forensic anthropologist tracks the field's increasing sophistication as reflected by cases throughout his career, describing such newer technologies as DNA processing and electron microscopy, and examining past cases in which new developments proved pivotal.

Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson. Between the 1930s and the 1960s, Hrdlička and then Stewart consulted on hundreds of cases for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which was located just a bone’s throw away from the Smithsonian. In memory of Dr. Wilton Krogman and. Introduction: a half century of forensic evolution and revolution. In the process, they - like Krogman - helped define the tools, techniques, and capabilities of forensic anthropology.

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There is no scientist in the world like Dr. Bill Bass. A pioneer in forensic anthropology, Bass created the world's first laboratory dedicated to the study of human decomposition—three acres of land on a hillside in Tennessee where human bodies are left to the elements. His research at "the Body Farm" has revolutionized forensic science, helping police crack cold cases and pinpoint time of death. But during a forensics career that spans half a century, Bass and his work have ranged far beyond the gates of the Body Farm. In this riveting book, the bone sleuth explores the rise of modern forensic science, using fascinating cases from his career to take readers into the real world of C.S.I.

Some of Bill Bass's cases rely on the simplest of tools and techniques, such as reassembling—from battered torsos and a stack of severed limbs—eleven people hurled skyward by an explosion at an illegal fireworks factory. Other cases hinge on sophisticated techniques Bass could not have imagined when he began his career: harnessing scanning electron microscopy to detect trace elements in knife wounds; and extracting DNA from a long-buried corpse, only to find that the female murder victim may have been mistakenly identified a quarter-century before.

In Beyond the Body Farm, readers will follow Bass as he explores the depths of an East Tennessee lake with a twenty-first-century sonar system, in a quest for an airplane that disappeared with two people on board thirty-five years ago; see Bass exhume fifties pop star "the Big Bopper" to determine what injuries he suffered in the plane crash that killed three rock and roll legends on "the day the music died"; and join Bass as he works to decipher an ancient Persian death scene nearly three thousand years old. Witty and engaging, Bass dissects the methods used by homicide investigators every day, leading readers on an extraordinary journey into the high-tech science that it takes to crack a case.

Comments:

Tane
I am fascinated by forensic anthropology, and few can explain the concepts and procedures of the science like Dr. Bass. His first memoir, Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales was tremendously interesting as he wrote of his formal academic introduction into the field and recounted his development of the "Body Farm" interspersed with some stories of his work as a forensic anthropologist. In this second memoir, Dr. Bass discusses 13 new cases he worked on, providing additional insight into the tools, technology and methods that he (and his graduate students and colleagues) have developed and pioneered.

The cases themselves are riveting,each (like the stories of the people themselves) are unique and tragic: the case of a home-made fireworks factory that went horribly wrong; the anguish of a family unsure if the body they buried was indeed that of their mother; answering the question of whether J.P. Richardson ("the Big Bopper") survived the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly before succumbing to his wounds. But beyond the macabre fascination of the details of these cases is the sheer brilliance Dr. Bass demonstrates as he clearly, succinctly and briefly explains his craft and the way he is able to arrive at the conclusions he does. That he makes this look easy belies the difficulty of the task, the skill and experience he has, and the strength of his (and Jon Jefferson's) writing.

Strongly recommended to anyone interested in the field. Other, related recommendations on the topic are Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist,The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science, and Bones: A Forensic Detective's Casebook
Mitars Riders
“… on television, they always solve the crime in an hour (actually, in forty minutes, if you subtract the commercials).”

So true! This was a fun read, although definitely not a fast or easy read. I expected it to be heavy on the science, and I wasn’t disappointed. I especially liked the follow-through as he revisited several cases over the course of decades as new technologies and techniques made it possible to solve earlier crimes that couldn’t have been resolved without the new tech. And I liked that it wasn’t all wrapped up in a bow – in some cases there really weren’t definite answers – a reality that is frequently ignored in the CSI mindset.

As with all the random non-fiction I read, I had hoped to learn something. In this book, I learned quite a few things. Among others, I had no idea that “Although identical twins can’t be distinguished from one another by their DNA, they can be told apart by their teeth.”

I also enjoyed his sporadic attempts to lighten up what is surely a seriously dark topic by throwing in personal details like, “Luckily, considering my line of work, I have a poor sense of smell.”

And the starting pun was particularly astute. I’m sure that “People these days are just dying to get into the Body Farm….”

My only complaint is that the book ended rather abruptly for me at only 79%. Had I been reading the print version (and not the e-book), I would have likely noticed that the backmatter (acknowledgements, glossary, etc.) formed 20% of the book. As it was, I was left expecting more because I’d assumed I had at least another 4 chapters to go…
Sharpbinder
I love how Dr Bass tells his stories. His sense of humor is wonderful and he fascinates with the details he gives. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I also read Death's Acres, and enjoyed that as well. I even had an autographed copy of it, which unfortunately was lost in a recent fire with 5,000+ of my other books. Sold devastating. But I was disappointed that in the labeled Photo Insert section of this book, there were no photos. The captions were there, which made it worse, as that really made me want to see the photos. It's the only reason I gave this book a 4 star instead of 5 star rating.
blac wolf
I have read every book that Jefferson-Bass (Dr. Bill Bass & Jon Jefferson) have written. Very very interesting. Not for the faint at heart. If you like CSI, you will like this book. I can't wait for them to publish more books.
Niwield
I went to school at UT and Had Dr. Bass as a professor one semester. I enjoyed the class although I just made a C. I guess I did not enjoy his exams so much. But I really like his books. This one is extremely interesting and informative. If you are a Bass fan, you need this one for your collection. It really explains a lot about his work and the body farm which is actually by the UT campus.
Conjukus
The text is a joy to read, the writing is superb. Bill's character seeps through the recaps of actual cases he and his students worked on. Covers a wide range of technology and methodologies Bill and his crew have deployed. Stories are not too dark or depressing. Told in a light tone, even comedic at times.
Mataxe
This book tells the story of Bill Bass, who years ago, started the "Body Farm" at the University of Tennessee. It goes into the mysteries he has solved through his knowledge of anthropology.
Couldn't download this book fast enough. Already familiar with the Body Farm; Fabulous insights into it's inspiration and growth as well as multiple cases from Bill Bass career. The prologue alone is remarkable. While reading this also bought his Death's Acre.

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