Volume 40, Issue 1 (January 1995)
A Review of Bones: A Forensic Detective's Casebook
Bones: A Forensic Detective's Casebook, is a vivid account of some of Dr. Douglas Ubelaker's most intriguing forensic cases. This volume contains 25 relatively short chapters, many concentrating on a single forensic case involving the analysis of skeletal remains, The cases are related in an entertaining manner which makes the volume readable to the general public as well as the forensic specialist. There is a humorous vein throughout despite the tales of death which unfold. Woven into these skeletal cases is a wealth of information for forensic specialists. The reader is given information on the history of forensic anthropology and key figures in its development. In particular, Dr. Larry Angel (Ubelaker's predecessor at the Smithsonian) is described in the midst of his forensic work. Not only does Ubelaker describe pioneers in the field, he brings numerous colleagues and their contributions to light throughout these chapters.