Case Files: 40 Murders and Mysteries Solved by Science

Paperback | November 1, 2011

byLarry Verstraete

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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.

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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 Beet...

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.62 × 5.2 × 0.34 inPublished:November 1, 2011Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443100005

ISBN - 13:9781443100007

Appropriate for ages: 9

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