Death's Acre

Death's Acre

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

Paperback - 2004
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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. 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.
Published: New York : Berkley Books, 2004.
Edition: Berkley trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780425198322
Branch Call Number: 614.1 BAS
Characteristics: xii, 304 pages, [16] pages of plates :,illustrations ;,23 cm
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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