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'The author does an excellent job of demonstrating how biologicalscience can, and does, contribute to legal investigations...'(The Quarterly Review of Biology, March 2007)

'...the numerous black and white photographs, drawings andtables within the book are clear and well deployed.' (Times Higher Education Supplement, 23rd February 2007)

'...a super book...not a book that will languish onlibrary shelves. Buy it!' (Journal of Biological Education, Spring 2007)

'...naturalists and biologists will find much of interest withinthese books...new light on the application of their ownspecialism...' (The Naturalist, 2007)

2011-08-08
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'The author does an excellent job of demonstrating how biologicalscience can, and does, contribute to legal investigations...'(The Quarterly Review of Biology, March 2007)

'...the numerous black and white photographs, drawings andtables within the book are clear and well deployed.' (Times Higher Education Supplement, 23rd February 2007)

'...a super book...not a book that will languish onlibrary shelves. Buy it!' (Journal of Biological Education, Spring 2007)

'...naturalists and biologists will find much of interest withinthese books...new light on the application of their ownspecialism...' (The Naturalist, 2007)
Essential Forensic Biology is an introduction to theapplication of the science of biology in legal investigations.Focusing on the legal system in the UK, the book provides adetailed description of the decay process, and discusses the roleof forensic indicators - human fluids and tissues, including bloodcells, bloodstain pattern analysis, hair, teeth, bones and wounds.It also considers the role microorganisms, invertebrates and plantsplay within forensic investigations before considering futuredirections in forensic science. The book examines the study offorensic biology in cases of suspicious death, and also exploresthe organisms used in a range of legal investigations; from humanand animal neglect to food spoilage, structural damage, the illegalcollection/trade of protected species and bioterrorism.

Essential Forensic Biology fills the gap for a resource, which provides information on the range of biological organisms;animals, plants and microbes used in forensic studies. Aninvaluable introductory text for all students taking forensicscience courses, the book features a fully integrated website thatcovers forensic entomology with additional material and figuresfrom the text to enhance student understanding.
* An introduction covering the essentials of forensicbiology
* Features a fully integrated website covering forensicentomology with additional material and self-test questions toreinforce student understanding
* Each chapter includes a series of questions and topics forfurther study
* Focuses on the UK legal system

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'...the numerous black and white photographs, drawings and tables within the book are clear and welldeployed.' TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT, 23rd February 2007
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PDF-ebook
Language
english 
Pages
304
File Size
23.8 MB
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published
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DG2312481

'Essential Forensic Biology' by Alan Gunn is a digital PDF ebook for direct download to PC, Mac, Notebook, Tablet, iPad, iPhone, Smartphone, eReader - but not for Kindle. A DRM capable reader equipment is required.

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