Corpse: Nature, Forensics and the Struggle to Pinpoint Time of Death (Paperback)

Nature, Forensics and the Struggle to Pinpoint Time of Death

By Jessica Snyder Sachs, Gerd Sachs

Perseus Press, 9780738207711, 270pp.

Publication Date: December 31, 2002

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Description

In this study, Sachs accompanies an eccentric group of entomologists, anthropologists, biochemists, and botanists, a new kind of biological "Mod Squad," on some of their grisliest, most intractable cases. She also takes us into the courtroom, where "post-O.J." forensic science as a whole is coming under fire and the new multidisciplinary art of forensic ecology is struggling to establish its credibility. "Corpse" is the story of the 2000 year search to pinpoint time of death. It is also the terrible and beautiful story of what happens to our bodies when we die.


About the Author

Jessica Snyder Sachs is a free-lance health and science writer whose work regularly appears in Discover, Parenting, Redbook, McCall's, and National Wildlife. She lives in Atlanta.
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