Forensics: Cool Women Who Investigate by Anita YasudaForensics: Cool Women Who Investigate by Anita Yasuda

Forensics: Cool Women Who Investigate

byAnita YasudaIllustratorAllison Bruce

Paperback | March 15, 2016

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How do scientists solve mysteries? With forensics! Every crime scene contains forensic evidence that helps investigators discover exactly what happened. Forensics is the science of gathering and examining information about a past event, usually to solve a crime or legal problem.InForensics: Cool Women Who Investigate, children ages 9 through 12 learn about this fascinating field and meet three women who are succeeding in their chosen profession of forensics. Christine Gabig-Prebyl is a forensic scientist with Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Krishna Patel is a Forensic Supervisor with the Torrance Police Department, and Jessica Frances Lam is a researcher at England's University of Leicester INTREPID Forensics Programme.Forensics combines high-interest content with links to online primary sources and essential questions that further expand kids' knowledge and understanding of a topic made popular by TV shows, movies, and books. Compelling stories of real-life forensic scientists provide role models that readers can look toward for examples of success. Nomad Press books in the Girls in Science series supply a bridge between girls' interests and their potential futures by investigating science careers and introducingwomen who have succeeded in science.
Anita Yasuda is the author of more than 100 books for children and adults, includingExplore Simple Machines!,Explore Native American Cultures!, andAstronomy: Cool Women in Space for Nomad Press. She is a member of the Society of Children's Books Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators...
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Title:Forensics: Cool Women Who InvestigateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9 × 5.75 × 0.25 inPublished:March 15, 2016Publisher:Nomad PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1619303507

ISBN - 13:9781619303508

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter One: Reading the Scene
Chapter Two: Christine Gabig
Chapter Three: Krishna Pate
Chapter Four: Jessica Frances Lam
Essential Questions
Timeline
Glossary
Resources
Index

Editorial Reviews

Praise forForensics: Cool Women Who InvestigateArchimedes Notebook. . . This is the perfect book for a young woman headed to college with an interest in sciences, but not quite sure what she wants to do."Booklist Online Exclusive'. . . High-interest content coupled with relatable role models make this a quality career and occupational resource. 'Rebecca Barlag, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Director, B.S. Forensic Chemistry Program, Ohio University'i>Forensics is an educational book that encourages young women to pursue forensic careers through engaging examples of real women in the field. The inclusion of stories about how these women worked to overcome challenges as well as celebrated their successes sends a powerful, much-needed, nonfiction message to young women who are constantly bombarded with fictional forensic shows.'Dr. Thomas Parsons, Director of Forensic Science, International Commission on Missing Persons 'If you are interested in learning what it's like to set out in forensics, this is a great place to start!'Allison Y. Eastman, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology, University at Albany, SUNY 'Forensics: Cool Women Who Investigate introduces exciting forensic science career opportunities to young readers. . . 'Praise for other books by Anita Yasuda:Astronomy: Cool Women in SpaceDr. Laura Trouille, Astronomer, the Adler Planetarium and Northwestern University'An engaging and inspirational addition to a genre in significant need of quality publications for young women and girls. I will be happily recommending this book to every aspiring astronomer who visits the Adler!'Catherine Piper Shelton, Director of Curriculum and Technology, U.S. Space & Rocket Center'I see this book sparking an interest in astronomy for any girl. It connects the science withcareers, and the past with the present-and future.'Victoria Obenchain, science teacher, instructor at Sally Ride Science Camp'This book is a testament to the fact that women are incredibly important to science and that their contributions to understanding the universe as it is known today are huge!'Explore Flight!2013 Society of School Librarians International Honor Book AwardPraise for similar books in other series:Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation2013 Silver Moonbeam Children's Book Award2013 Society of School Librarians International Honor Book AwardBooklist'. . . Like other titles in the 'Inquire and Investigate' series, this book focuses on a high-interest topic in a cutting-edge field to reinforce young people's understanding of the scientific method . . . an appealing and age-appropriate STEM resource." "