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Forensic Science: Discover the Fascinating Methods Scientists Use to Solve Crimes

Forensic Science: Discover the Fascinating Methods Scientists Use to Solve Crimes (Paperback)

By Cooper, Chris

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What is forensic science and how is it used to solve a crime? How do you know if a red stain is blood or ketchup, or whose blood it is? Can computers really recognize your face in a crowd? How do scientists decide how old bones are, and trace who they once belonged to? Explore th...e fascinating, and sometimes gory, world of forensics, where science helps crack the case. Learn why it is important to secure a crime scene, why fingerprints are critical clues, and how DNA sampling works. Find out how maggots can reveal how long someone has been dead, or how a single fabric fibre can lead to the murderer. From the scene of the crime to testing in the laboratory, you will get to know how all the clues are put together to tell a story and reveal the guilty person. Discover how methods have changed since the days of Sherlock Holmes, the latest technology in use today, and techniques of the future. Flip to the reference section to learn about pioneers in the field, see a timeline of forensic firsts, and locate museums and special websites to visit for further inspiration and exploration. The glossary gives you all the vocab you need to sound like a real CSI expert.
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ISBN 9780241423639
Released AU 4 Feb 2020
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Format Paperback
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Series DK Eyewitness
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ISBN-13 9780241423639
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Imprint DK Children
Released 4 Feb 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Cooper, Chris
Series DK Eyewitness
Category Science
Technology & Applied Sciences
Reference Works
True Crime
Forensic Science
Technology & Engineering
Australian Curriculum
Number of Pages 72
Dimensions Width: 219mm
Height: 279mm
Spine: 7mm
Dewey Code 363.25
Weight 376g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Forensic sciences - Juvenile literature
NBS Text True Crime
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade