- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Berkley; Reprint edition (October 5, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425198324
- ISBN-13: 978-0425198322
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 247 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,400 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales Paperback – October 5, 2004
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About the Author
Dr. Bill Bass, a legend in forensic circles, has assisted with hundreds of cases for the FBI and numerous other law-enforcement agencies. He created the world's first laboratory devoted to human decomposition: the University of Tennessee's Anthropology Research Facility. He has written or coauthored more than two hundred scientific publications, many based on murder cases and other mysteries he has helped to prosecute or solve. A gifted teacher, he has been named "National Professor of the Year" by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Jon Jefferson is a veteran journalist, science writer, and documentary filmmaker. His writing has been featured by The New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, and Popular Science.
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I have heard him lecture two or three times and he is just as interesting in person. A great book.
Interesting reading about that important scientist and researcher, but a far shot from the Body Farm and its mysteries and fascinating history.
Worth reading, but don't expect too much.
I was pleasantly surprised at the quick-paced writing along with the witty style. While some may not view decomposing human bodies as witty (it's not) the balance of humor and seriousness is fine-tuned and works extremely well. It is quite clear through-out the book that Dr. Bill Bass has great respect for the dead coupled with a love of life. Together with journalist Jon Jefferson, Dr. Bass has written a fascinating and informative book that never becomes morbid or trivial.
The book is not solely focused on the Body Farm, that is, Death's Acre but a wide array of different yet related subjects. Weaved together, it makes an authoritive and compelling journey into a world that most of us will never see except from behind closed lids.
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Michael L. Gooch
Author of Wingtips with Spurs
I clean after homicide, suicide, and unattended deaths. Often I wonder about human decomposition following violent deaths because of ugly death scenes I clean. Naturally Death's Acre came to my attention while researching decomposition and forensics.
My interests in anthropology and police science began when I took anthropology and a police science courses in the 70's. Now I am pleased to return to these subjects in such an enjoyable book. It is a book full of facts and insights to forensics, life, and death.
I read Death's Acre on my Kindle. For me this book unveiled the Kindle's potential. All I wanted to do was read the absorbing stories and Kindle's text features helped to enlarge text and mark what stood out. There's a lot to mark because Death's Acre shares personal tragedy and scientific method. Thumbs up.