Case Files: 40 Murders and Mysteries Solved by Science

by Larry Verstraete

Scholastic Canada Ltd | November 1, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 7.62 × 5.2 × 0.34 in

Published: November 1, 2011

Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443100005

ISBN - 13: 9781443100007

Appropriate for ages: 9

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Case Files: 40 Murders and Mysteries Solved by Science

by Larry Verstraete

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 7.62 × 5.2 × 0.34 in

Published: November 1, 2011

Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443100005

ISBN - 13: 9781443100007

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

Former science teacher Larry Verstraete loves finding ways to get kids interested in science. Larry is the author of several popular non-fiction titles for Scholastic, including Silver Birch winners At the Edge: Daring Acts in Desperate Times and Survivors! True Death-Defying Escapes. Larry lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Appropriate for ages: 9