Dame sue black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the grim reaper, which is part primer on the basics of identifying human remains, part frank memoir of a woman whose first paying job as a schoolgirl was to apprentice in a butcher shop, and she writes vividly about it in this book, and part no-nonsense but deeply humane introduction to the reality of death in our lives.
All that Remains: A Renowned Forensic Scientist on Death, Mortality, and Solving Crimes #ad - Book of the year, and csi shows, mary roach, 2018 saltire literary Awards A CrimeReads Best True Crime Book of the Month For fans of Caitlin Doughty, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. It is a treat for csi junkies, murder mystery and thriller readers, and anyone seeking a clear-eyed guide to a subject that touches us all.
While professor black tells of tragedy, she also infuses her stories with a wicked sense of humor and much common sense.
Murderous Minds: Exploring the Criminal Psychopathic Brain: Neurological Imaging and the Manifestation of EvilPegasus Books #ad - How many times have you seen a murder on the news or on a tv show like csi: crime scene Investigation, and said to yourself, neuroscientists are imaging, “How could someone do something like that?” Today, mapping, testing and dissecting the source of the worst behavior imaginable in the brains of the people who lack a conscience: psychopaths.
Some don’t commit crimes at all, but rather make use of their skills in the boardroom. Part true crime, part neuroscience and a page-turner from start to finish, ” this is a look at the biology behind violent psychopathic behavior Kirkus Reviews. Neuroscientist dean haycock examines the behavior of real life psychopaths and discusses how their actions can be explained in scientific terms, from research that literally looks inside their brains to understanding how psychopaths, without empathy but very goal-oriented, think and act the way they do.
Murderous Minds: Exploring the Criminal Psychopathic Brain: Neurological Imaging and the Manifestation of Evil #ad - But what does this mean for lawyers, victims, judges, psychiatrists, and readers—for anyone who has ever wondered how some people can be so bad. Could your nine-year-old be a psychopath? What about your co-worker? The ability to recognize psychopaths using the scientific method has vast implications for society, and yet is still loaded with consequences.
The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and DisasterSt. Martin's Press #ad - Her clients include law enforcement, executors of deceased estates, and charitable organizations representing victimized, real estate agents, elderly, mentally ill, and physically disabled people. First, as a little boy, raised in violence and excluded from the family home. Before she began professionally cleaning up their traumas, she experienced her own.
Winner of the victorian prize for literature, decay, sarah krasnostein’s the Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, and Disaster is the fascinating biography of one of the people responsible for tidying up homes in the wake of natural—and unnatural—catastrophes and fatalities.
Homicides and suicides, fires and floods, hoarders and addicts. Then as a husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, and trophy wife. In houses and buildings that have fallen into disrepair, their letters, Sandra airs out residents’ smells, throws out their weird porn, their photos, the last traces of their DNA entombed in soaps and toothbrushes.
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Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human RubbleHarper #ad - Johnson digs and drinks alongside archaeologists, the Caribbean, and even Machu Picchu, chases them through the Mediterranean, and excavates their lives. Her subjects share stories we rarely read in history books, Chinese woman warriors, sunken fleets, ordinary soldiers of the American Revolution, about slaves and Ice Age hunters, children of the first century, mummies.
What drives these archaeologists is not the money meager or the jobs scarce or the working conditions dangerous, but their passion for the stories that would otherwise be buried and lost. Archaeological research tantalizes us with possibilities are modern humans really part Neandertal? Where are the archaeologists behind these stories? what kind of work do they actually do, and why does it matter?Marilyn Johnson’s Lives in Ruins is an absorbing and entertaining look at the lives of contemporary archaeologists as they sweat under the sun for clues to the puzzle of our past.
Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble #ad - The author of the dead beat and this book is overdue! turns her piercing eye and charming wit to the real-life avatars of Indiana Jones—the archaeologists who sort through the muck and mire of swamps, ancient landfills, volcanic islands, and other dirty places to reclaim history for us all. Pompeii, the valley of the kings, Machu Picchu, the Parthenon—the names of these legendary archaeological sites conjure up romance and mystery.
The news is full of archaeology: treasures found British king under parking lot and treasures lost looters, bulldozers, natural disaster, and war.
My Life with Death: Memoirs of a Journeyman Medical ExaminerXlibris US #ad - The author uses actual cases from the hundreds of autopsies he has performed in Mobile, and Pensacola, AL, FL, to explain basic principles and procedures used in death investigation in a way that is both entertaining and educational. Cumberland gives the reader a look into the life of a real working medical examiner and the types of death cases that routinely come through his morgue.
Can the medical examiner really glean all the information from a dead body thats portrayed on forensic television shows? In this book, Dr. Cumberlands gift for storytelling and his ability to explain complex issues in everyday language make this book not only readable but enjoyable for both teenagers and adults.
Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized HarvardW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Police scoured city tenements and the harbor, and leads put the elusive Dr. Well-researched and beautifully written. Collins knows how to build suspense. San francisco chronicleon november 23rd of 1849, in the heart of Boston, one of the city’s richest men simply vanished. Dr. George parkman, was last seen that afternoon visiting his alma mater, a Brahmin who owned much of Boston’s West End, Harvard Medical School.
John White Webster. Paul collins brings nineteenth-century Boston back to life in vivid detail, court transcripts, journals, letters, weaving together newspaper accounts, and memoirs from this groundbreaking case. Rich in characters and evocative in atmosphere, Blood & Ivy explores the fatal entanglement of new science and old money in one of America’s greatest murder mysteries.
Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard #ad - Parkman at sea or hiding in Manhattan. A baffling case of red herrings, grave robbery, and dismemberment, it became a landmark case in the use of medical forensics and the meaning of reasonable doubt. But one harvard janitor held a much darker suspicion: that their ruthless benefactor had never left the Medical School building alive.
His shocking discoveries in a chemistry professor’s laboratory engulfed America in one of its most infamous trials: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts v.
No Stone Unturned: The True Story of the World's Premier Forensic InvestigatorsWildBlue Press #ad - What others have said about no stone unturned"the book covers the group's quirky beginnings and digs into its most important cases suspensefully; Jackson's sharp eye misses nothing in the painstakingly rendered details. A must-have for true crime fans, it should also be of great interest to anyone fascinated with the practical applications of science.
Publisher's weekly starred review"No Stone Unturned" delves into cases that would make good novels, but they're real. From this meeting, NecroSearch International was eventually born. That's when they call necrosearch international, a brain trust of the nation's top scientists in a wide variety of fields, who along with law enforcement, use the latest technology and field techniques to locate clandestine graves and hidden secrets to solve "unsolvable" crimes.
No Stone Unturned: The True Story of the World's Premier Forensic Investigators #ad - In no stone unturned by new york times bestselling author Steve Jackson readers are taken on a captivating, insider’s* look into a realm of crime investigation of which few people are aware. Furthermore, and he does it with respect, he describes a group of uncommon people performing uncommon tasks, accuracy and genuine style.
Ron franscell, bestselling author of The Darkest Night. A fascinating journey into the trenches of crime investigation"--Lowell Cauffiel, New York Times bestselling author of House of Secrets"True crime author Jackson has created a fascinating account of a group of extraordinary people who volunteer their time and expertise to locate hidden murder victims for the police and prosecutors.
A hiker brutally murdered, then thrown off a steep embankment in a remote mountain range.
Deliver Us: Three Decades of Murder and Redemption in the Infamous I-45/Texas Killing FieldsHarper #ad - They had one thing in common: being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The day she vanished, Colette Wilson waited for her mother after band practice. The book that spotlighted decades-old murders and helped solve the cases, Deliver Us contains interviews with alleged serial killer William Lewis Reece, who has led investigators to the remains of young women buried in Texas.
Over a three-decade span, more than twenty women--many teenagers--died mysteriously in the small towns bordering Interstate 45, a fifty-mile stretch of highway running from Houston to Galveston. Critically acclaimed author kathryn Casey delivers a riveting account of the brutal murders of young women in the I-45/Texas Killing Fields.
Deliver Us: Three Decades of Murder and Redemption in the Infamous I-45/Texas Killing Fields #ad - Laura kate smither dreamed of becoming a ballerina and disappeared just weeks before her thirteenth birthday. In this harrowing true crime exposition, award-winning journalist Kathryn Casey tracks these tragic cases, interviews the suspects, investigates the evidence, and pulls back the cloak of secrecy in search of elusive answers.
The victims were strangled, shot, or savagely beaten. Best friends debbie Ackerman and Maria Johnson loved to surf and were last seen hitchhiking. Six met their demise in pairs.
Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital WorldHarper #ad - The author of the acclaimed proust and the squid follows up with a lively, empathy, and deeply informative book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, ambitious, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies. A decade ago, maryanne wolf’s proust and the Squid revealed what we know about how the brain learns to read and how reading changes the way we think and feel.
Provocative and intriguing, reader, come home is a roadmap that provides a cautionary but hopeful perspective on the impact of technology on our brains and our most essential intellectual capacities—and what this could mean for our future. Wolf raises difficult questions, her ability to read deeply has been impacted as she has become, in turn, which could impede the ability to make analogies and draw inferences from what they know?will all these influences, including:will children learn to incorporate the full range of "deep reading" processes that are at the core of the expert reading brain?Will the mix of a seemingly infinite set of distractions for children’s attention and their quick access to immediate, imagination, personal reflection, will the next generation learn to build their own storehouse of knowledge, change the formation in children and the use in adults of "slower" cognitive processes like critical thinking, and over-reliance on technology are never just about children—Wolf herself has found that, and empathy that comprise deep reading and that influence both how we think and how we live our lives?Will the chain of digital influences ultimately influence the use of the critical analytical and empathic capacities necessary for a democratic society?How can we preserve deep reading processes in future iterations of the reading brain?Who are the "good readers" of every epoch?Concerns about attention span, critical reasoning, voluminous information alter their ability to think for themselves?With information at their fingertips, inevitably, though she is a reading expert, increasingly dependent on screens.
Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World #ad - Wolf draws on neuroscience, technology, education, literature, literary, and philosophy and blends historical, and scientific facts with down-to-earth examples and warm anecdotes to illuminate complex ideas that culminate in a proposal for a biliterate reading brain. Since then, the ways we process written language have changed dramatically with many concerned about both their own changes and that of children.
New research on the reading brain chronicles these changes in the brains of children and adults as they learn to read while immersed in a digitally dominated medium.
A Dark Night in Aurora: Inside James Holmes and the Colorado Mass ShootingsSkyhorse #ad - Only one man was allowed to record extensive interviews with the shooter. He was detained without resistance. Unlike the columbine, newtown, san bernadino, and Las Vegas shootings, James Holmes is unique among mass shooters in his willingness to be taken into custody alive. This is what he found. In the court case that followed, only Dr.
Reid, a distinguished forensic psychiatrist, would be allowed to record interviews with the defendant. Reid would read holmes’ diary, investigate his phone calls and text messages, interview his family and acquaintances, speak to his victims, and review tens of thousands of pages of evidence and court testimony in an attempt to understand how a happy, seemingly normal child could become a killer.
A Dark Night in Aurora: Inside James Holmes and the Colorado Mass Shootings #ad - A dark night in aurora uses the twenty-three hours of unredacted interview transcripts never seen by the public and Reid’s research to bring the reader inside the mind of a mass murderer. William H. On july 20, colorado, a man in dark body armor and a gas mask entered a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises with a tactical shotgun, 2012 in Aurora, a high-capacity assault rifle, and a sidearm.
He threw a canister of tear gas into the crowd and began firing. James holmes killed or wounded seventy people in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Soon twelve were dead and fifty-eight were wounded; young children and pregnant women were among them. The man was found calmly waiting at his car.
Unnatural Causes: 'An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don't often say that' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2Penguin #ad - I really recommend it, insightful, daily express'fascinating, bbc radio 2'puts the reader at his elbow as he wields the scalpel' Guardian 'Fascinating, I don't often say that but it's fascinating' Jeremy Vine, gruesome yet engrossing' Richard and Judy, candid, compassionate' Observer . He has faced serial killers, natural disaster, 'perfect murders' and freak accidents.
His evidence has put killers behind bars, freed the innocent, and turned open-and-shut cases on their heads. Included in the times books of the year 2018 'gripping, grimly fascinating, and I suspect I'll read it at least twice' Evening Standard'A deeply mesmerising memoir of forensic pathology. A book i could not put down' the timesdaily mail 100 best summer rEADS__________Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd.
Unnatural Causes: 'An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don't often say that' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2 #ad - He solves the mysteries of unexplained or sudden death. He has performed over 23, the princess diana inquiry, including some of the most high-profile cases of recent times; the Hungerford Massacre, 000 autopsies, and 9/11. Human and fascinating' Nigella Lawson 'An absolutely brilliant book. Unnatural causes tells the story of not only the cases and bodies that have haunted him the most, but also how to live a life steeped in death.
The true crime book of the year'one of the most fascinating books I have read in a long time. Yet all this has come at a huge personal cost. Thoughtful, if you liked all that remains, chilling and always unputdownable, revealing, War Doctor and This is Going to Hurt you'll love this.