Witnesses from the Grave: The Stories Bones Tell

Witnesses from the Grave The Stories Bones Tell The world of forensic anthropology through the work of Clyde C Snow is explored in this book It recounts among other cases his examination of the skeleton of Nazi doctor Josef Mengele his discove

  • Title: Witnesses from the Grave: The Stories Bones Tell
  • Author: Christopher Joyce Eric Stover
  • ISBN: 9780316473996
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The world of forensic anthropology, through the work of Clyde C Snow, is explored in this book It recounts, among other cases, his examination of the skeleton of Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, his discovery of new evidence about Custer s last stand and his search for Argentina s disappeared.

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    1. Christopher Joyce and Eric Stover use the career of Clyde Snow to reveal how anthropology has been used forensically to identify individuals from only a few bones and little other evidence in Witnesses from the Grave: The Stories Bones Tell.Snow's forensic career began when he worked for the FAA. His job was to investigate plane crashes in order to improve airline safety. His fame soon spread as medical examiners learned he could assist them in identifying decomposed bodies. His training in anth [...]

    2. Christopher Joyce was the U.S. editor of New Scientist and Eric Stover was a freelance writer and a consultant and consultant to Physicians for Human Rights and Human rights Watch. He organized and participated in the first forensic investigations into the fate of Argentina's disappeared. They discuss the history of forensic anthropology and techniques of investigation using Clyde Snow as an example. Snow investigated the evidence beneath the battleground at the Little Bighorn, the bodies of the [...]

    3. Witnesses from the Grave, Christopher Joyce and Eric Stover’s book about famed forensic anthropologist Clyde Snow, tells about many fascinating cases, including identifying the remains of "the Angel of Death," Dr. Josef Mengele, and also the victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy. I learned of this book from a relative who told me it mentioned the murder of my grandfather, which happened when Clyde Snow, as a twelve-year-old, had tagged along with his doctor-father to the mortuary to examine [...]

    4. I don't know if it was the age of this book or the subject matter but I just couldn't get into it like I can most of this genre. Normally I enjoy reading books about the greats of forensics and Clyde Snow certainly counts as one of the greats. The problem is that Joyce and Stover take so long getting to the meat of his body of work that the book reads like a history of forensics instead of a chronicle a professional's life.

    5. This was one of the best forensic anthropology books I've read. I think it's because--aside from a more story-like writing style--there were fewer details of serial killings and such things. A lot of the book was about historic stuff, like identifying skeletons buried at Custer's Last Stand, determining if a skeleton was Josef Mengele, and exhuming mass graves in Argentina after government-sponsored mass murders. (Also, with historic skeletons, there is less discussion of decay.)

    6. Witnesses to the Grave was okay. Barely. It is a very thick read. It moves slowly with a lot of unanswered questions. The chapter about Joseph Mengele brought it up to two stars, otherwise it would have been one star at best. If you like forensic books, look elsewhere.

    7. Interesting collection of stories about forensic anthropology, as practiced by ace bone daddy Clyde Snow. Take you all over the world to crime scenes.

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