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The Resource The nature of life and death : every body leaves a trace, Patricia Wiltshire

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

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The nature of life and death : every body leaves a trace
Title
The nature of life and death
Title remainder
every body leaves a trace
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Wiltshire
Title variation
Every body leaves a trace
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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.--
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Publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Wiltshire, Patricia E. J
Dewey number
  • 363.25092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV8073
LC item number
.W5265 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wiltshire, Patricia E. J
  • Women forensic scientists
  • Criminal investigation
Target audience
adult
Label
The nature of life and death : every body leaves a trace, Patricia Wiltshire
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published by Bonnier Books, U.K."--Title page verso
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780525542216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1112672288
  • (OCoLC)1112672288
  • 1004549
Label
The nature of life and death : every body leaves a trace, Patricia Wiltshire
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published by Bonnier Books, U.K."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780525542216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1112672288
  • (OCoLC)1112672288
  • 1004549

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