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The nature of life and death : every body leaves a trace / Patricia Wiltshire.

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  • 8 of 17 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
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Marianna Black Library 363.25092 W (Text) 39493108662190 Adult New Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525542216
  • ISBN: 0525542213
  • Physical Description: viii, 290 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2019]

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From mud tracks on a quiet country road to dirt specks on the soles of walking boots, forensic ecologist Patricia Wiltshire uses her decades of scientific expertise to find often-overlooked clues left behind by criminal activity. She detects evidence and eliminates hypotheses armed with little more than a microscope, eventually developing a compelling thesis of the who, what, how, and when of a crime. Wiltshire's remarkable accuracy has made her one of the most in-demand police consultants in the world, and her curiosity, humility, and passion for the truth have guided her every step of the way. A riveting blend of science writing and true-crime narrative, The Nature of Life and Death details Wiltshire's unique journey from college professor to crime fighter: solving murders, locating corpses, and exonerating the falsely accused. Along the way, she introduces us to the unseen world all around us and underneath our feet: plants, animals, pollen, spores, fungi, and microbes that we move through every day. Her story is a testament to the power of persistence and reveals how our relationship with the vast natural world reaches far deeper than we might think.
Subject: Wiltshire, Patricia E. J.
Women forensic scientists > Great Britain > Biography.
Criminal investigation > Great Britain > Case studies.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Case studies.

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