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The Resource Dead men do tell tales, William R. Maples and Michael Browning

Dead men do tell tales, William R. Maples and Michael Browning

Label
Dead men do tell tales
Title
Dead men do tell tales
Statement of responsibility
William R. Maples and Michael Browning
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
William Maples is blessed with an eerie but powerful gift. From a skeleton, a skull, a mere fragment of burnt thighbone, he can deduce the age, gender and ethnicity of a corpse, and the manner in which the victim was dispatched; his gift has sealed the doom of many a killer. His skill is to read the tales of death written on the bones of the dead, and in this fascinating book he revisits his strangest, most interesting and most horrific investigations, from gruesome and baffling dismemberment cases to the revelation of the identity of long-buried skeletons. In his work at the C. A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory at the University of Florida, Dr. Maples has borne witness to every act of cruelty and brutality of which the criminal mind is capable. Yet he never forgets that the remains spread before him were once human beings, and that compassion is as powerful a tool in solving the riddle of bones as is scientific knowledge. Maples has gained an international reputation for his work on skeletons ranging from the family of Czar Nicholas II to Vietnam MIAs to conquistador Francisco Pizarro, but, as he writes in these memoirs, his most satisfying moments come when his investigations lead to "the heavy clang and click of a prison door slamming shut" on the guilty. Dead Men Do Tell Tales is a completely engrossing journey into the world of forensic anthropology, the science of bones, a form of detection equal parts knowledge and empathy
Summary
The author recounts his work, from murder cases to the remains of the famly of Czar Nicholas II to traces of Vietnam MIAs
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
197530
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
614/.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GN50.6.M36
LC item number
A3 1994
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
  • 1994 K-070
  • GN 50.6.M36
NLM item number
M297d 1994
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Dead men do tell tales, William R. Maples and Michael Browning
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
303130
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
292 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385474900
Lccn
94012290
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm30436820
  • (OCoLC)30436820
Label
Dead men do tell tales, William R. Maples and Michael Browning
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
303130
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
292 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385474900
Lccn
94012290
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm30436820
  • (OCoLC)30436820

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