Case Files

Case Files

40 Murders and Mysteries Solved by Science

Book - 2011
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A fascinating look at how scientists solve today's mysteries and centuries-old "cold cases."

Savvy investigative work and scientific knowledge combine to answer perplexing questions and to uncover long-unknown truths. Using a trail of evidence - clues, careful observation, laboratories and new testing protocols - scientists reveal intriguing answers to such questions as: What really killed Beethoven? Are the Hitler diaries real or fakes?

The stories and sidebars show how scientists collect clues, analyse them, test theories, and arrive at solutions - or gather enough evidence to support further investigation. The cases involve branches of science as wide-ranging as astronomy and biochemistry to geology and physics.

These are gripping high-interest stories for middle-grade non-fiction lovers, with Canadian content throughout. A helpful index and glossary are also provided.

Publisher: Toronto : Scholastic Canada, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781443100007
Branch Call Number: J 363.25 VER
Characteristics: 155 pages :,illustrations, portraits ;,20 cm

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Dimmu16 Aug 19, 2014

Extremely interesting read.

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bookloverd3
Apr 16, 2013

really good book. i suggest people who can't stand blood or really scary and gross descriptions shouldn't read this book. this book has a lot of blood in it. i enjoyed the book because of the way the mysteries were solved. good book for people who like mysteries.

librarylin19 Apr 10, 2013

Very interesting; I learned alot. Recommend it for older kids/teens and adults, because of the topics.

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sunbeam55
Apr 09, 2013

a good, intresting book with many mysteries

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Katherine6
Jan 24, 2013

Very good book, very interesting to read. The pictures are scary.

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SilverBirchTeam
Jan 22, 2013

COOL AUTHOR FACT: When was ten years old, LARRY VERSTRAETE used a printing press to print stories that he and his friend had made up about their neighbours!

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kellyw6
Jan 17, 2013

Really good, but a little creepy sometimes.

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librarylin19 Apr 10, 2013

librarylin19 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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