Star Wars Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN!

Weekly drawing for $100 credit. Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

More at Powell's


Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire



It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »
  1. $18.90 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Quick

    Lauren Owen 9780812993271

spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist

by

Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"When he's not shattering myths about maggots, Dr. Maples is delightfully unraveling true murder mysteries, ancient and modern.  He's not just another clever forensic detective — he's a poet, a philosopher, and a sly commentator on the fractured human condition, pre-and post-mortem."

-- Carl Hiaasen, author of Strip Tease and Native Tongue

"Whether Maples' subjects are famous or anonymous, it is how he tells their stories that makes this book so fascinating and — in its fashion — delightful."

--Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World

"William R. Maples and Michael Browning could've written a dry clinical analysis of forensic anthropology; instead they tell tales better than the dead could for themselves."

-- New York Times Book Review

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

While explaining the behavior of maggots and the biology of putrefaction a forensic anthropologist recounts his strangest and most horrifying criminal cases, from puzzles of dismemberment to the revelation of the identity of long-buried skeletons. Reprint.

Synopsis:

The author recounts his work, from murder cases to the remains of the famly of Czar Nicholas II to traces of Vietnam MIAs.

About the Author

Until his death in February 1997, Dr. William R. Maples was distinguished service professor and curator-in-charge of the C. A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida. He was president of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. A scholarship fund has been established in his honor. After his death, his students painted a large tribute on a memorial wall at the University of Florida, saying simply: “We have stood on the shoulders of a giant.”

Michael Browning was East Asia correspondent for Knight-Ridder Newspapers from 1983–1992. He now works for the Palm Beach Post and lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Table of Contents

Every day is Halloween — Talkative skulls — "Bolts of bones" — "Enfolding earth" — Flotsam and jetsam — "When the sickness is your soul" — Outpacing the fiend — Unnatural nature — "Sunless place" — Flames and urns — Death in 10,000 fragments — Lost legions — Misplaced conquistador — Arsenic and "Old rough and ready" — Tsar of al the Russians — "These rough notes and our dead bodies" — Acknowledgements — Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307763907
Subtitle:
The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Author:
Maples, William R.
Author:
Browning, Michael
Author:
William R. Maples
Author:
Michael Browning
Subject:
Medical : Forensic Medicine
Subject:
Forensic anthropology
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Forensic anthropology -- United States -- Case studies.
Subject:
Forensic Medicine
Subject:
General
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Anthropologists
Subject:
Physical anthropologists
Subject:
Anthropologists -- United States.
Subject:
Maples, William R
Subject:
Anthropology - Physical
Subject:
Crime-Criminology
Subject:
Crime-General
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19950915
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
304

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
History and Social Science » Crime » Criminology

Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 304 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307763907 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , While explaining the behavior of maggots and the biology of putrefaction a forensic anthropologist recounts his strangest and most horrifying criminal cases, from puzzles of dismemberment to the revelation of the identity of long-buried skeletons. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , The author recounts his work, from murder cases to the remains of the famly of Czar Nicholas II to traces of Vietnam MIAs.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.