Blood, Bullets, and Bones: The Story of Forensic Science from Sherlock Holmes to DNA

Blood, Bullets, and Bones: The Story of Forensic Science from Sherlock Holmes to DNA

by Bridget Heos

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Overview

Blood, Bullets, and Bones provides young readers with a fresh and fascinating look at the ever-evolving science of forensics.

Since the introduction of DNA testing, forensic science has been in the forefront of the public’s imagination, thanks especially to popular television shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. But forensic analysis has been practiced for thousands of years. Ancient Chinese detectives studied dead bodies for signs of foul play, and in Victorian England, officials used crime scene photography and criminal profiling to investigate the Jack the Ripper murders. In the intervening decades, forensic science has evolved to use the most cutting-edge, innovative techniques and technologies.

In this book, acclaimed author Bridget Heos uses real-life cases to tell the history of modern forensic science, from the first test for arsenic poisoning to fingerprinting, firearm and blood spatter analysis, DNA evidence, and all the important milestones in between. By turns captivating and shocking, Blood, Bullets, and Bones demonstrates the essential role forensic science has played in our criminal justice system.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062387639
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/20/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 57,691
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Bridget Heos is the author of thirteen young adult nonfiction books. She lives in Kansas City with her husband and three sons. Visit her website at www.authorbridgetheos.com.

Joy Ang has illustrated several picture books, among them Mustache Baby and Mustache Baby Meets His Match. She lives in Edmonton, Canada, and can also be found at www.joyang.ca.

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Blood, Bullets, and Bones: The Story of Forensic Science from Sherlock Holmes to DNA 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
I love reading books like this because forensic science has always fascinated me. This book was a perfect blend of history and modern techniques and I was intrigued from the very beginning. The narrative is captivating without being too science-y and I really enjoyed the case selections. Overall, a quick and interesting read. **Huge thanks to Balzer + Bray and Edelweiss for providing the arc in exchange for an honest review**