Written in Bone

Written in Bone
Title Written in Bone PDF eBook
Author Sally M. Walker
Publisher Carolrhoda Books ®
Total Pages 144
Release 2013-11-01
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 1467737313

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Bright white teeth. Straight leg bones. Awkwardly contorted arm bones. On a hot summer day in 2005, Dr. Douglas Owsley of the Smithsonian Institution peered into an excavated grave, carefully examining the fragile skeleton that had been buried there for four hundred years. "He was about fifteen years old when he died. And he was European," Owsley concluded. But how did he know? Just as forensic scientists use their knowledge of human remains to help solve crimes, they use similar skills to solve the mysteries of the long-ago past. Join author Sally M. Walker as she works alongside the scientists investigating colonial-era graves near Jamestown, Virginia, as well as other sites in Maryland. As you follow their investigations, she'll introduce you to what scientists believe are the lives of a teenage boy, a ship's captain, an indentured servant, a colonial official and his family, and an enslaved African girl. All are reaching beyond the grave to tell us their stories, which are written in bone.

Written in Bone

Written in Bone
Title Written in Bone PDF eBook
Author Sue Black
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Total Pages 348
Release 2021-06-01
Genre True Crime
ISBN 1951627946

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Winner of the Crime Writers’ Association ALCS Gold Dagger for Nonfiction— A tour through the human skeleton and the secrets our bones reveal, from the author of All That Remains In her memoir All That Remains, internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist Dame Sue Black recounted her life lived eye to eye with the Grim Reaper. During the course of it, she offered a primer on the basics of identifying human remains, plenty of insights into the fascinating processes of death, and a sober, compassionate understanding of its inescapable presence in our existence, all leavened with her wicked sense of humor. In her new book, Sue Black builds on the first, taking us on a guided tour of the human skeleton and explaining how each person's life history is revealed in their bones, which she calls "the last sentinels of our mortal life to bear witness to the way we lived it." Her narrative follows the skeleton from the top of the skull to the small bones in the foot. Each step of the journey includes an explanation of the biology—how the bone is formed in a person's development, how it changes as we age, the secrets it may hold—and is illustrated with anecdotes from the author's career helping solve crimes and identifying human remains, whether recent or historical. Written in Bone is full of entertaining stories that read like scenes from a true-life CSI drama, infused with humor and no-nonsense practicality about the realities of corpses and death.

Written in Bone

Written in Bone
Title Written in Bone PDF eBook
Author Simon Beckett
Publisher Open Road Media
Total Pages 350
Release 2022-06-14
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1504076044

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A forensic pathologist discovers a vicious killer loose on a remote Scottish isle in this British thriller by “one of the country’s best crime writers” (Sunday Express). Dr. David Hunter should be at home in London with the woman he loves. Instead, as a favor to a beleaguered colleague, he’s on the remote Hebridean island of Runa to inspect a grisly discovery. David is shocked by what he finds: a body almost totally incinerated except for the feet and a single hand. The local police are certain it’s an accidental death, but David is not convinced. After examining the scorched remains, it’s clear to David that this was no accident—it was murder. But as the small, isolated community considers the enormity of David’s findings, a catastrophic storm hits the island. The power goes down, communication with the mainland is cut off, and then the killing begins in earnest . . .

Written in Bone

Written in Bone
Title Written in Bone PDF eBook
Author Douglas W. Owsley
Publisher infobitsllc
Total Pages 127
Release 2009
Genre Forensic anthropology
ISBN 0615233465

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"Features over 150 archival photographs never before released from the forensic files of the Division of Physical Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC"--P. 2 of cover.

Bone by Bone by Bone

Bone by Bone by Bone
Title Bone by Bone by Bone PDF eBook
Author Tony Johnston
Publisher Roaring Brook Press
Total Pages 192
Release 2016-03-29
Genre Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 1626727376

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FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN WHITE AND BLACK in 1950s Tennessee. Tony Johnston draws on her own childhood memories to limn a portrait of a sensitive and compassionate boy fighting for a friendship his father forbids. David's daddy is determined that his son will grow up to be a doctor like himself. David studies the human bones, and secretly teaches them in turn to his black friend, Malcolm. In a rage, Dr. Church forbids Malcolm to ever enter their home--and threatens to kill him if he does. David tries to change his daddy's mind. but when Malcolm crosses the line, Dr. Church grabs his shotgun.

Bone By Bone

Bone By Bone
Title Bone By Bone PDF eBook
Author Carol O'Connell
Publisher Penguin
Total Pages 358
Release 2008-12-30
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1101078758

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Brothers Oren and Josh disappear into the woods. Only Oren comes out. Twenty years later, the mystery of what happened to Josh is going to be exposed, and somebody is finally sending him home-bone by bone.

Rule Of The Bone

Rule Of The Bone
Title Rule Of The Bone PDF eBook
Author Russell Banks
Publisher Vintage Canada
Total Pages 381
Release 2010-01-08
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0307375641

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Chappie is a punked-out teenager rejected by his mother and abusive stepfather. Out of school and in trouble with the police, he drifts through crash pads, doper squats, and malls until he finally settles in an abandoned school bus with Rose, a seven-year-old child, and I-Man, an exiled Rastafarian who will dramatically change his life. Together they begin an amazing journey...