Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild by L. E. Carmichael

Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild

byL. E. Carmichael

Paperback | July 1, 2015

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A wild elk and her calf, held behind the fences of a Canadian game ranch. Endangered parrots captured in the wild and sold as pets. African elephants butchered for the ivory in their tusks. In Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild, you'll discover how witnesses, conservation officers, veterinarians, and scientists join forces to solve countless crimes against wildlife, all around the world. Explore real cases that take you from the crime scene to the laboratory to the courtroom. See how scientists use DNA fingerprints to identify endangered species, match wild parents with their babies, or trace an animal victim's home country. Become a wildlife detective by tackling four crime-busting experiments. Containing vivid images, interviews with experts, and tons of hair-raising facts, Fuzzy Forensics will convince you that the only difference between solving human crimes and wildlife ones is the fur.

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Title:Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets WildFormat:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.21 inPublished:July 1, 2015Publisher:Alopex EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0994817711

ISBN - 13:9780994817716

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Winner of the 2014 Lane Anderson Award for exceptional children's science writing.Silver Medalist in the 2014 INDIEFAB Awards.  "Fuzzy Forensics is a wonderful way to stimulate young minds and pique interest in forensic science." -- Kathy Reichs, PhD, Bestselling author of the Temperance Brennan books and the YA Virals series. Producer of the hit TV series BONES "Carmichael manages to successfully couple two high-interest topics-forensics and wildlife-into one satisfying and original read for science lovers." -- Erin Anderson, Booklist"This unique title includes fascinating sidebars, clear visuals, answers to activities, a list of related books and web sites, a glossary, and index... a recommended book that would make an ideal introduction to DNA fingerprinting and wildlife forensics." -- Helen Mason, Resource Links"Young detectives can share the adventure as a perplexing mystery is solved through science in this well researched and well written true story." -- Paula Morrow, Ph.D., Head of Youth Services, Princeton Public Library, ILRecommended by Canadian Materials.