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Crime Scene Chemistry for the Armchair Sleuthby Cathy Cobb
Synopses & Reviews
All new hands-on demonstrations and fictional minute mysteries illustrate chemical concepts as the authors present the science--and the realities--of forensic chemistry in a narrative style that makes this timely topic accessible to the nonchemist.
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The chemistry professors and a reserve police officer introduce chemical elements and compounds, the analysis of chemical reactions, and light methods for locating trace evidence. Each chapter consists of a simple home experiment, a fictional case, and a short chemistry lesson. The 25 demonstrations use reasonably accessible materials and walk through detailed instructions, but do not provide illustrations. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
More than twenty-five demonstrations, using ordinary household products and items, you can become familiar with the basics of forensic chemistry and gain insights into the painstaking work that goes into criminal investigations that is rarely seen on TV.
About the Author
Cathy Cobb, PhD (Aiken, SC), is the highly acclaimed author of The Joy of Chemistry, Creations of Fire, and Magick, Mayhem, and Mavericks. She is currently an instructor of chemistry, calculus, and physics at Aiken Preparatory School and adjunct professor of chemistry at the University of South Carolina at Aiken.
Monty L. Fetterolf, PhD (Aiken, SC), is the co-author of The Joy of Chemistry and professor of chemistry at the University of South Carolina at Aiken.
Jack G. Goldsmith, PhD (Lexington, SC), is a reserve officer and information management officer for the Town of Lexington Police Department and former associate professor of chemistry at the University of South Carolina at Aiken.
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