Bones Never Lie

Bones Never Lie

How Forensics Helps Solve History's Mysteries

Book - 2013
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How did King Tut really die?

The mystery of the young pharaoh's death is only one of the puzzles that modern science has helped solve. Thanks to forensics--the science of examining physical evidence--we now know that King Tut died of malaria. We also know that stomach cancer, and not arsenic as suspected, killed Napoleon.

Seven intriguing stories about historical royal figures whose demise was suspicious, and hard scientific facts about crime-solving techniques make each event seem like an episode of CSI rather than a history lesson.

Kids will be fascinated to find out how scientists use autopsy results, DNA testing, bone fragments, and even insects to determine the cause of death.

At times a gripping whodunit, at others an exercise in deductive reasoning, this book will be hard to put down for any kids who love mysteries, murder, and suspense.

Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Annick Press, c2013.
ISBN: 9781554514830
Branch Call Number: CAN CaOONL 20129057029
Characteristics: iv, 156 pages :,color illustrations ;,24 cm.


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Throughout history, there are mysteries shrouded in guesswork and rumors, but with modern forensic developments, including DNA, autopsies, and drug testing, some of these are being solved. Macleod looks at several historical mysteries through modern forensics. Illus. with photos.

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