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Author Erzinçlioğlu, Zakaria.

Title Maggots, murder, and men : memories and reflections of a forensic entomologist / Zakaria Erzinçlioğlu
Edition First U.S. edition
Published New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2002


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  614.1 Erz/Mma 2003  DUE 01-07-23
Description 256 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Machine generated contents note: Foreword 9 --Author's aclnowledgements ii --CHAPTER 1 -- A very simple clue 13 --CHAPTER 2 -- The nature of evidence 22 --CHAPTER 3 -- The evidence of nature 49 --CHAPTER 4 -- Foul, strange and unnatural 75 --CHAPTER 5 -- Broken lives 97 --CHAPTER 6 -- A medley of madness I24 --CHAPTER 7 -- Cases of identity I58 --CHAPTER 8 -- Past times 177 --CHAPTER 9 -- Maggots and medicine 201 --CHAPTER 10 -- The ends and the means 224 --Further reading 249 --Index 251
Summary "The science of forensic entomology - the application of insect biology to the investigation of crime - is extremely specialized, combining as it does an expert knowledge of entomology with keen powers of observation and deduction. Dr. Erzinclioglu has been a practitioner for over twenty-five years and has been involved in a great number of investigations, including some recent high-profile cases, where his evidence has been critical to the outcome." "A great admirer of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Erzinclioglu compares his own techniques with those of his fictional hero, and takes the reader behind the often gruesome but deeply fascinating scenes of a murder investigation. This book ranges over cases from history, prehistory, and mythology to the present day and is as gripping and readable as a good thriller."--BOOK JACKET
Notes "First published in Great Britain by Harley Books"--T.p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-250) and index
Subject Forensic entomology.
Forensic entomology -- Anecdotes.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
LC no. 2001054243
ISBN 0312287747