Scene of the Crime

Scene of the Crime

Tracking Down Criminals with Forensic Science

HP Newquist


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Learn about the history of forensic science, how to collect and analyze evidence, and get one step closer to being a world-class, crime-solving detective!

From the critically acclaimed author of The Book of Chocolate, The Human Body, and From Here to There, comes an all new nonfiction deep dive into forensic science. What is evidence and how do investigators gather it? How do you determine how long a body has been dead? Do fingerprints differ from person to person? How did some of the world's great fictional detectives, like Sherlock Holmes, further the study of forensics? Packed with lively photos, classroom activities, and engaging prose, budding private eyes and scientists will be eager to find the answers to these and other questions in HP Newquist's latest, and to learn about everything from the world's first autopsy in Ancient Rome to the role that DNA plays in solving crimes along the way.


HP Newquist:
HP Newquist is the author of more than a dozen nonfiction books, including Invention & Impact: The Human Body (Viking-Smithsonian); The Book of Chocolate (Viking Children's Books), The Book of Blood, a National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Book of the Year; the critically acclaimed The Great Brain Book, an NSTA and Children's Book Council Outstanding Science Book of the Year; and For Boys Only, an American Library Association "Quick Pick" and New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age, among others. His hundreds of magazine articles have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and Popular Science.