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Investigating Chemistry: A Forensic Science Perspective Second Edition Edition
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The author gives clear detail about chemistry with interwoven bits of forensic science to give body to the dryer chemistry information. I've found I can remember the chemistry better by remembering a comparison to soil samples or whatever else the author uses as an example. While one can learn chemistry by reading a dry text and practicing the problems given, the method this author uses is absorbed and understood with far more depth. Without going into gory detail, the author describes a crime scene and the case that sprouted from it. Then the author teaches chemistry by giving facts about chemistry. The information is easy to read and keeps the attention of the reader by comparing basic chemistry to applications of chemistry in forensic science.
The final word is the chemistry teacher did well by the students in choosing this book.
The examples are VERY easy to understand and use colors and arrows to further explain what they are doing. There are "case studies" in each chapter that describe how chemistry was used in a criminal case. We weren't required to read those, but some of them were just so interesting anyway.
This is a great book for someone who wants to learn chemistry basics on their own. It would also be good to use as a thorough review of chemistry concepts presented in a nonstandard way.
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The book was still in its wrapping, as expected, and in perfect condition for such a good price! This poor college student is very pleased. Score!Published on October 5, 2012 by rosedehillsdale