Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales

Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales

William M. Bass / Sep 16, 2019

Death s Acre Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales Nowhere is there another lab like Dr Bill Bass s On a hillside in Tennessee human bodies decompose in the open air aided by insects bacteria and birds unhindered by coffins or mausoleums At the B

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  • Author: William M. Bass
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  • Nowhere is there another lab like Dr Bill Bass s On a hillside in Tennessee, human bodies decompose in the open air, aided by insects, bacteria, and birds, unhindered by coffins or mausoleums At the Body Farm, nature takes its course, with corpses buried in shallow graves, submerged in water, concealed beneath slabs of concrete, locked in trunks of cars As stand insNowhere is there another lab like Dr Bill Bass s On a hillside in Tennessee, human bodies decompose in the open air, aided by insects, bacteria, and birds, unhindered by coffins or mausoleums At the Body Farm, nature takes its course, with corpses buried in shallow graves, submerged in water, concealed beneath slabs of concrete, locked in trunks of cars As stand ins for murder victims, they serve the needs of science and the cause of justice.For thirty years, Dr Bass s research has revolutionized the field of forensic science, particularly by pinpointing time since death in murder cases In this riveting book, he investigates real cases and leads readers on an unprecedented journey behind the locked gates of the Body Farm A master scientist and an engaging storyteller, Bass shares his most intriguing work his revisit of the Lindbergh kidnapping and murder, fifty years after the fact the mystery of a headless corpse whose identity astonished the police the telltale bugs that finally sent a murderous grandfather to death row and many .

    Death s Acre Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Death s Acre Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales William Bass, Jon Jefferson on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Dr Bill Bass, one of the world s leading forensic anthropologists, gained international attention when he built a forensic lab like no other The Body Farm. DEATH S ACRE Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body DEATH S ACRE Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales The book is structured around the creation of the Body Farm, and the early chapters focus on some of Bass s trickier cases to demonstrate his need for information about the science of Death s Acre Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Oct , Death s Acre is not what it claims to be Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales It s Bill Bass s bloated memoir, brimming with useless information, bogging down readers and serving no purpose. Death s Acre Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Death s Acre by Dr Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson The history of the ldquo Body Farmrdquo A forensic laboratory that studies human decomposition in various locations and under various conditions A fascinating look at the events that led up to the creation of the Body Farm. Death s Acre Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Oct , Death s Acre Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales Dr Bill Bass, one of the world s leading forensic anthropologists, gained international attention when he built a forensic lab like no other The Body Farm Now, this master scientist unlocks the gates of his lab to reveal his most intriguing cases and to revisit the Lindbergh kidnapping and murder, fifty Deaths Acre Inside the Legendary Forensics LabThe Body Death s Acre Inside the Legendary Forensics Lab The Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales by Dr Bill Bass, Jon Jefferson, William M Bass . of stars Audio CD We see that javascript is disabled or not supported by your browser javascript is Death s Acre Inside the Legendary book by Jon Jefferson Death s Acre Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab The Body Farm Where the Dead do Tell Tales

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        Co Authors withJon Jefferson author show William M Bass, often credited as Bill Bass, is a U.S forensic anthropologist, renowned for his research on human osteology and human decomposition He has also assisted federal, local, and non US authorities in the identification of human remains He taught at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and though currently retired from teaching, still plays an active research role at the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility, which he founded The Facility is popularly known as the Body Farm , a name used by crime author Patricia Cornwell in a novel of the same name, which drew inspiration from Dr Bass and his work Bass has also described the Body Farm in Death s Acre and Beyond The Body Farm the titles of the bestselling books on his life and career, co written with journalist Jon Jefferson Bass and Jefferson have also written four fictional works, Carved in Bone , Flesh and Bone , The Devil s Bones and Bones of Betrayal under the pen name Jefferson Bass.


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    1. Visiting the Body Farm in Tennessee would be my idea of a good day out. A scientific research facility which treats death as an informative transition period rather than something static and final, the Body Farm has become world famous.As someone who has been routinely staring death in the face (or more accurately into the faces of hundreds of deceased, recent or otherwise), my desk is usually awash with texts and field manuals produced by William Bass and his colleagues. People often mistakenly [...]


    2. As someone who has had a lifelong fascination with death, decomposition, murder, funerary and burial practices, and all manner of morbid stuff, I was eager to read Death's Acre. I had read a little about the Body Farm previously, so I couldn't wait to get the whole story from the man who started it all, Bill Bass.I expected the book to focus very narrowly on the Body Farm itself, but that isn't the case. The reader does get information about Bass's background and how he got into anthropology -- [...]


    3. Dr Bass opisuje też najciekawsze zagadnienia dotyczące swojej nietypowej pracy oraz snuje historie prawdziwych zbrodni i śledztw, w jakich przyszło mu wziąć udział. Każda kolejna sprawa, każda kolejna ofiara to nowy głos, to opowieść, która mrozi krew w żyłach, nawet jeśli dr Bass robi to z dystansem oraz nieco makabrycznym humorem tak charakterystycznym dla ludzi, którzy na co dzień obracają się wokół zmarłych i niestraszny im taniec ze śmiercią. Jednocześnie zachowuje [...]


    4. I picked up this book because the Body Farm fascinates me. Seriously, I'm so taken with that place that I would consider willing my future cadaver there someday if my family approves. In Death's Acre, Dr. William M. Bass, his tale written by the vastly capable Jon Jefferson, takes us on the journey of his exciting career as a forensic anthropologist, professor, and founder of the Body Farm. There are some very graphic descriptions of human decomposition in this book, which doesn't bother me, but [...]


    5. The writing could be tighter, but his wandering through his life is interesting. How he, an anthropologist developed into a pioneer in the field of forensics is interesting & funny, in rather horrible ways. (A corpse in the closet over the weekend - the poor janitor!) The development & reasoning behind the body farm is also interesting. See Mary Roache's book on corpses, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. She has a chapter on the body farm & does a wonderful job, too.


    6. This book is based on the University of Tennessee's Anthropological Research Facility, aka "The Body Farm". The 1st facility of it's kind, The Body Farm researches the decomposition process of the human body in varied controlled settings. Results in these studies have helped federal and local law enforcement solve murders and missing persons cases.The author, who joined UofT's anthropology department in 1971 and founded the original Body Farm in 1981, injects a nice balance of humor to off-set t [...]


    7. I really enjoyed learning about the Body Farm and how it came to be. I have read Patricia Cornwell's book The Body Farm and so learning the lengths she went to for her research for a death scene in the book was great and encouraging to hear that she really cared if her books are realistic. Also learning where the techniques that are taken for granted today came from, who thought them up, and the experiments done to create these techniques. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the [...]


    8. Historia powstania tzw. "trupiej farmy" w USA, miejsca gdzie zmarli opowiadają swoje historie. A żyjący mogą dzięki zmarłym studiować najbardziej nieoczekiwane sposoby określania czasu i okoliczności śmierci. Lektura bardzo ciekawa ale niełatwa - szczegółowe opisy kłębiących się w oczodołach czerwi generują czasem mdłości :/ więc nie jest to książka, którą da się połknąć w jeden wieczór.


    9. Examining one of the Bass non-fiction books, the reader will discover that the world of forensic anthropology and crime scene analysis is nothing like that depicted on television, or in most crime novels. Bass seeks not only to delve into the real-world exploration of what he has been doing for the past 25 (at the time) years or so, but also to shed some light on techniques, variations, and the creation of the Body Farm, for which he has become known since its creation in 1980. Adding some perso [...]


    10. I have a keen interest in forensic science and true crime. I studied forensic anthropology for a little while in grad school (and I feel compelled to add that I did this before it was The In Thing). My interest in the subject was sparked by a book by Dr. William Maples, one of the founders of the field, called Dead Men Do Tell Tales. Dr. Bass is another of the giants in the field, although Maples’ book is more artful and creative than this one, which is somewhat formless and meandering.I felt [...]


    11. Wow what a book! I am so very glad that my new-ish friend, Matt, recommended this book. Exactly what I like. I love watching the crime/forensic shows. CSI, Criminal Minds, Bones, whatever. However, I get really grossed-out at the graphic visuals and some of the details into the creepy minds leaves me feeling ill. This book has all the good parts without the nasty.The author started the first body farm in America and is behind (either on his own or thru graduate students he taught) a significant [...]


    12. I'd heard about this fellow's work from several directions before I ever picked up the book (one of my oldest friends has agreed to donate his body to this research facility), and I was frankly enamored with the idea (of the research facility, not the donation).I was actually mildly disappointed with the scale of his facility -- I had imagined it as a huge spread, out in the wilds of southern Appalachia, with various experiments scattered in the hollows and tucked away at the end of meandering p [...]


    13. I would have given this book 4 out of 5 stars, but I had one minor, nit-picky complaint. The author gives us only glimpses into his personal life, his beliefs and his childhood. We know by the end of the book that his first two wives died, leaving him lonely and depressed. Then, next thing you know, he's married to someone he knew years ago. I would have liked some tales of their courtship or maybe some more information about her. He mentions at the end that he no longer believes in an afterlife [...]


    14. (3.5) Interesting, though reminds me of concerns about accuracyThese forensic anthropologists (much like many coroners) become experts and then assume they can determine facts with near certainty when they can't possibly consistently. I do appreciate Bass making as much of a science out of this field as possible, so he may be among the best, but there's danger in accepting the data they return.I appreciate Bass' frankness about his mistakes. He really owns up to them, at times pokes a bit of fun [...]


    15. This book was awesome. I have been a long time "fan" of the body farm & my first time in college my major was forensics. So I finally got around to reading it once I saw it was on my library's ebook system. SO GOOD. Dr Bass' way of storytelling is so engaging and well written that I would almost recommend it to anyone if they could stomach some of the descriptions. I found it to be an easy read, although I couldn't eat while reading it, that was my limit. Each chapter could have easily been [...]


    16. I was very much looking forward to reading this book, as I’m fascinated with bodies and science of how they decay. I’m also an anthropologist - cultural one, but still fascinated with anything anthropological. This book is excellent and I was in love with it the moment I’ve started reading it. History of dr Bass and his creation of Body Farm is like a really great adventure for me. I give it 4 stars only because I wasn’t exactly happy with the fact, that he was repeating himself quite of [...]


    17. finally finished. I had about 20 pages left and just kept putting it offbut! I got Beyond the Bodyfarm so I felt compelled to finish this one! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I learned a lot, especially from the appendices. I loved Dr Bass' punny humor. The cases were all interesting and mostly all of them we're new to me. I'm excited to see what new ones he brings in the next book.The thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars was that there was a lot of repetition. Almost like each case was written to [...]


    18. This was a truly amazing book, full of anecdotes about forensic anthropology by a man who practically invented the science. It was striking to read about advances in a modern field where all the work is original and new. The situations and crimes described are so weird and chilling that this book ought to be horrifying, but the author writes with calm sensitivity, citing the cases as clinical examples and emphasizing the truly important work done to solve these mysteries.


    19. 4.5 stars. Part true-crime anecdotes, part memoir, Death's Acre is a macabre delight if (like me) you are the sort of person who gets a twisted sort of pleasure reading about crazy murders and how forensics teams solve them. The book wasn't quite what I was expecting, because it's billed as an examination of the Body Farm, a research facility in Tennessee where experiments are preformed concerning how human bodies decay. And while the book does talk about origins of the Body Farm and discusses s [...]


    20. Really enjoyed this. A great introduction to the real world of forensic science. Death's Acre details the life and career of Dr. Bill Bass, founder of the famous Body Farm, a facility where the decomposition of dead bodies to provide data that will assist police officers and investigators in solving murders.



    21. Większość rzeczy już wiedziałam, ponieważ kiedyś interesowałam się antropologią sądową. Dobrze napisana ale ilość powtórzeń denerwuje.



    22. “Death’s Acre” is not what it claims to be: “Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales.”It’s Bill Bass’s bloated memoir, brimming with useless information, bogging down readers and serving no purpose.It’s also Bill Bass’s chance to stand up and accuse men and women, not convicted in a court of law, of being murderers. More on that later.Bass writes about all sorts of things, including a few of his cases and cases of his colleagues. He writes a [...]


    23. I know of only two types of scientific research that require utterly destroying the very thing you're studying: excavating an archaeological site and investigating a death scene (74).Bass started the first Body Farm, a research facility designed to study decomposition of human bodies and, in turn, aid investigations. For better or for worse, Death's Acre is not really about the Body Farm—rather, it's about Bass's career trajectory more generally. Over the years, he says, counting my excavation [...]


    24. This is a book that was ghosted, or the guy who wrote it was helped to write it by some other guy. The danger with this is that you don't know if the guy who is helping you to write your book can write. This book could have done with someone with a cringe detector reading over it first and saying to both of them - "look, no, just no".Otherwise it is a fascinating book. I loved the story of the Civil War grave and the recent body found in it. I loved most of the stories in the book and given the [...]


    25. I was sad when I read the last sentence of this book; I did not want it to end. When I started reading this book I wanted to read about dead bodies and the story behind the bodies, the cause of death and if it was a murder victim then the story of how the person was killed. The first chapter did start out talking about a body but it also started talking about the life of Bill Bass, the founder of the Body Farm, which I wasn’t interested in but I had to remind myself that this book is a memoir [...]


    26. A fascinating read with far more humour and heart than I expected. My own interest in forensics is purely born from watching CSI. Found it intriguing to read about how and where some of the knowledge in the field was developed. Majority of the book is about Bass' career as a physical anthropologist, with a concentration on his work in crime cases and small bits about his personal life. Bass is also generous in devoting time to the achievements of his students and colleagues in the field. Liked t [...]


    27. Death's Acre is primarily a series of interesting stories about solving crimes through forensic science. Jon Jefferson has assisted Dr. Bass in writing a really engaging memoir. This book could have been just a series a CSI type stories, but it is more than that. I found Dr. Bass's discussion of his loss of religious faith particularly interesting. He practiced a conventional Christian faith for over 60 years. His direct experience with horrific murders did not shake it, but the cancer deaths of [...]


    28. Death's Acre is a humble account of the development of forensic anthropology from the man who was curious enough to find the answers. Bass's personal history and relationships give insight into how the science has evolved and culminated in the Body Farm. Bass is generous in his praise for those he has worked with and mentored over his long career and comes across as an approachable and ever-curious figure. The only criticism would be that certain descriptions of techniques or processes are repea [...]


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