- Hardcover: 270 pages
- Publisher: MJF Books; First Edition edition (2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1567317022
- ISBN-13: 978-1567317022
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,284,282 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Corpse: Nature, Forensics, and the Struggle to Pinpoint Time of Death Hardcover – 2001
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I met Ms. Sachs last year, and interviewed her for a review of the book on another website. We sat in her back yard, talking about death and writing. She is gracious and knowledgeable in person, and her personable manner comes through in the book. As someone who has studied criminal justice in various forms for over 20 years, I highly recommend it.
I found the details fascinating of how forensic scientists (entomologists, anthropologists and even microbiologists) are learning more about the decompostion, dessication and eventual disintegration of human bodies. I was similarly riveted to the numerous stories of how the science was evolving and gradually coming into use in the courtroom.
The book is certainly not for everyone, and be prepared for the odd sideways glances from those who see you reading it. But it is a guilty pleasure (pardon the pun) for those who have the guts (sorry, had to do it) to read it through. Highly recommended.
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This was a very well written, easy to read, overview of what happens to our bodies when we die and how the different branches of forensics science have developed over time. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ly G
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EXCELLENT!! I read it so many years ago that I don't recall anything specific other than that I loved loved this book, a must for anyone fascinated with forensic pathology. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Cami J.
I got this as a gift for my nephew whom plans to be a Forensic Investigator. He certainly is learning much from reading this book, so I am glad I got it for him and hope it pays... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Jonathan E. Kiser
I've read quite a few books on this subject and I'm sorry to say that the books Stiff and Coroner's Journal held my interest a lot longer than this one. Read morePublished on January 8, 2014 by Huggyhug
This is a very fascinating book. Whether you read forensic books for research or just for fun, this is a must-have. Read morePublished on December 2, 2013 by Lauren Ormston
for a forensic chemist this book is quite valuable in cooperating with the coroner or autopsy performer about the chemistry of corpses. Read morePublished on January 23, 2013 by Shizerhammer
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