Have you ever wondered whether the forensic science youave seen on TV is anything like the real thing? Thereas no better way to find out than to roll up your sleeves and do it yourself. This full-color book offers advice for setting up an inexpensive home lab, and includes more than 50 hands-on lab sessions that deal with forensic science experiments in biology, chemistry, and physics. Youall learn the practical skills and fundamental knowledge needed to pursue forensics as a lifelong hobbyaor even a career. The forensic science procedures in this book are not merely educational, theyare the real deal. Each chapter includes one or more lab sessions devoted to a particular topic. Youall find a complete list of equipment and chemicals you need for each session. Analyze soil, hair, and fibers Match glass and plastic specimens Develop latent fingerprints and reveal blood traces Conduct drug and toxicology tests Analyze gunshot and explosives residues Detect forgeries and fakes Analyze impressions, such as tool marks and footprints Match pollen and diatom samples Extract, isolate, and visualize DNA samples Through their company, The Home Scientist, LLC (thehomescientist.com/forensics), the authors also offer inexpensive custom kits that provide specialized equipment and supplies youall need to complete the experiments. Add a microscope and some common household items and youare good to go.In addition to serving as a permanent record of the fumed fingerprints, the scanned image is the departure point for making enhanced images that may show detail thata#39;s invisible in the original image. By using Photoshop, The GIMP, ShowFoto, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments|
|Author||:||Robert Bruce Thompson, Barbara Fritchman Thompson|
|Publisher||:||"O'Reilly Media, Inc." - 2012-08-08|