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No bone unturned : the adventures of a top Smithsonian forensic scientist and the legal battle for America's oldest skeletons / Jeff Benedict.

Author/creator Benedict, Jeff
Format Book and Print
Edition1st ed.
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2003.
Descriptionxii, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Subject(s)
Contents High-stakes playground -- Opening coffins -- Bone fragments -- Going to Guatemala -- Outsmarting the devil -- Into the crypt -- Building people -- Remains of the day -- The probe -- Evil is real -- Unwrapping a mummy -- Somebody else is here -- Humans remain -- Airfare for a skeleton -- Destination unknown -- Rush to repatriate -- We know how time began -- The client -- Senior girl -- Eight men out -- About-face -- Where did you get these Africans? -- Turning the lights on -- Stand and fight -- Intent -- Science evolves -- Virtual reality -- The cover-up -- Lie detector -- Skin thickness -- Objection -- One look -- going deep -- Spin cycle -- Show time -- White House involvement -- What you see here stays here -- In demand -- The decision.
Abstract When he's not at a notorious crime scene or a mass disaster, Doug Owsley is entering tombs and crypts, unwrapping mummies, or climbing into caves to unlock the secrets of bones. In No Bone Unturned, investigative journalist Jeff Benedict not only unveils a compelling portrait of the man behind America's most notorious cases but also gives us a fascinating look inside the world of forensic science as seen through the eyes of a leading specialist. Doug Owsley's extraordinary talent has put his phone number on speed dial for federal agencies, from the FBI to the CIA and the State Department. When the Branch Davidian compound in Waco caught fire, when a terrorist-flown plane crashed into the Pentagon, and when mass graves were uncovered in Croatia, the authorities called Owsley. Through cutting-edge science, instinctive artistry, and dogged tenacity, Owsley painstakingly rebuilds the skeleton, and helps identify it and determine the cause of death.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 283-290) and index.
Acquisitions source Laupus- Robert W. Cihak History of Medicine Collection
LCCN 2003284048
ISBN0060199237
ISBN9780060199234

Available Items

Library Location Call Number Status Item Actions
Joyner General Stacks E78.W3 B46 2003 ✔ Available Place Hold
Laupus Books - Stacks W 32.5 AW2 B463N 2003 ✔ Available Place Hold

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