Bones Never Lie

Bones Never Lie

# 007192

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Item #: 007192
ISBN: 9781554514823
Grades: 5-7

Product Description:

Engagingly written and well organized, this book will appeal to middle school (and older!) children who are interested in the criminal sciences or historical case studies. Focusing on historical crimes, this book takes an interesting look at the roles of anthropology, deductive reasoning, DNA, CT Scans and other more recent tools that may be used to evaluate infamous deaths of the past and crime scenes of today.

Beginning with a forensic timeline of 540 BCE and the first recorded archaeological dig, case studies evaluated include death of an entire Mayan royal family, Napoleon Bonaparte, Thailands King Rama VIII, King Tut and others. Well illustrated with photographs and realistic images. Worth mentioning: although the topic may be considered gruesome, the images are well done and not grisly in nature. The textual information is written in an engaging, factual- yet not overly descriptive manner. Excellent companion to your historical studies or to excite children about career opportunities in the Science fields. Includes glossary and additional reading resources for further exploration of the cases presented. SC. 156 pgs. ~ Deanne

Publisher Description:

How did King Tutreallydie? The mystery of the young pharaoh's death is only one of the puzzles that modern science has helped solve. Thanks to forensics - the science of examining physical evidence - we now know that King Tut died of malaria. We also know that stomach cancer, and not arsenic as suspected, killed Napoleon.

Seven intriguing stories about historical royal figures whose demise was suspicious, and hard scientific facts about crime-solving techniques make each event seem like an episode of CSI rather than a history lesson.

Kids will be fascinated to find out how scientists use autopsy results, DNA testing, bone fragments, and even insects to determine the cause of death.

At times a gripping whodunit, at others an exercise in deductive reasoning, this book will be hard to put down for any kids who love mysteries, murder, and suspense.

Category Description for BIOLOGY:

Homeschool Biology, Microscopes, Games, Slides, and Activities

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Elizabeth Macleod
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Annick Press
0.85 (lbs.)
9.0" x 6.75" x 0.38"
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The book was well liked by both kids and adults alike. It was well presented and easy to understand while giving a good overview of a variety of forensic techniques.
It should be mentioned that there were some discussions about “paternity issues”. The topic wasn’t discussed in-depth but it was brought up or mentioned in more than one place.
March 21, 2019
8 months ago

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