Entomology & Palynology

Entomology & Palynology

by Maryalice Walker

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Who committed the crime? When? Even the smallest of witnesses can tell scientists stories that will make or break a criminal case. Insects and pollen grains help forensic scientists bring criminals to justice. A suspect escapes a crime scene, leaving not a trace of evidence behind—except for the hind leg of a grasshopper, which helps convict him of murder. A thief runs through a cornfield, relieved that no one saw him commit the crime—unaware of the tiny grains of pollen stuck to his shirt. Plants and insects hold clues to guilt or innocence. Evidence from nature is all around us, silently and swiftly leaving fingerprints, unnoticed by even the most cunning of criminals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422289525
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Series: Solving Crimes With Science Series: Forensics
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
Lexile: 1340L (what's this?)
File size: 18 MB
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Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 The Grasshopper's Tale 9

2 Forensic Entomology from East to West: A Natural History 21

3 Bodies, Blowflies, and Pigs in Clothing 35

4 Maggots Are Chocolate Lovers, Too 67

5 Nature's Footprints 77

6 Riding the Wind 87

Glossary 106

Further Reading 107

For More Information 109

Index 110

Picture Credits 111

Biographies 112

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