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Beyond the Body Farm
Beyond the Body Farm | Jon Jefferson, Dr. Bill Bass
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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 decompositionthree 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 reassemblingfrom battered torsos and a stack of severed limbseleven 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.
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kaysworld1
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Beyond the body farm by Dr Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson.
I have to admit this is some gruesome reading but I am loving it! @DeweysReadathon my first book

Also as a side note I have put my 3rd option in for university wish me luck #lawstudent #criminology #phycology #reading #death #readingmyownbooks #readathon #crime #bones #forensicscience #screamathon

FlowerFairy Good luck with uni and happy reading! 1mo
kaysworld1 @FlowerFairy thank you hun I'm really excited about it x 1mo
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Wendyloohoo77
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Super stoked!

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i-am-papercrane
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He came and visited last semester so of course I had to read his book. I really liked all the stories and details included, and it actually helped seal the deal for my future career as a criminal forensic scientist.

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MMenefee
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This non-fiction is as engaging as “Jefferson Bass‘” fictional series.

Laura317 Bass had an office under Neyland Stadium at one time. I wonder if he still does? 🤔 2y
MMenefee @Laura317 That comes up frequently in his books, but I have no idea if the forensics dept is still utilizing space under the stadium. 2y
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MMenefee
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This has been on my to read list for a while, and it's currently on sale. I love the forensic detail in his/Jefferson Bass' body farm series.

TrishB I love that series too! 2y
MMenefee @TrishB I hope his non-fiction is as interesting. 2y
TrishB @MMenefee you'll have to let us know. I'm not the world's biggest non fiction reader! 2y
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Listener15
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Day 22: Teeth. I chose this because a few cases really hinged on teeth. Probably a bit more morbid than was originally thought for this prompt 😬 #junebookbugs @RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading Hmm sounds interesting. Also I happen to be watching Bones on Netflix! 2y
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Betty
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I've attended lectures by Dr. Bass about his Body Farm and cases he has worked on. My daughter and I took a non-credit class in his lab on bones and skeletons. I've probably touched these bones you see in that photo. #seasonsreadings2016 #fictionnonfictionpairings. Dr. Bass writes fiction as Jefferson Bass.

LeahBergen Love that stuff! 3y
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