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ISBN13: 9781591025054
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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)

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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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Thomas Kirby, January 9, 2008 (view all comments by Thomas Kirby)
This is a great book explaining tests used in crime investigations, and their limitations. In addition, the book has a bunch of experiments with instructions that the reader can do at home to demonstrate the principles of these tests (I would like to have seen some more illustrations of the setups of these experiments, though). After each experiment, a short fictional story demonstrates how the test is used, a detailed (yet written for the lay person) description of the technology is given, and the solution to the story then follows. I never took Chemistry in school, but the technical discussions weren't hard to understand. I highly recommend this book if you are a fan of those forensic science shows.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781591025054
Author:
Cobb, Cathy
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Author:
Fetterolf, Monty
Author:
Goldsmith, Jack G.
Author:
Fetterolf, Monty L.
Author:
Muse, Linda
Subject:
Chemistry - General
Subject:
Forensic Science
Subject:
Criminal investigation
Subject:
Chemistry, forensic
Subject:
Crime scene searches
Subject:
Crime-Forensics and Evidence
Subject:
Evidence
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070717
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
394
Dimensions:
9.26x6.10x1.08 in. 1.46 lbs.

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