The Scientific Sherlock Holmes : Cracking The Case With Science And Forensics

The Scientific Sherlock Holmes : Cracking The Case With Science And Forensics

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One of the most popular and widely known characters in all of fiction, Sherlock Holmes has an enduring appeal based largely on his uncanny ability to make the most remarkable deductions from the most mundane facts. O'Brien provides an in-depth look at Holmes's use of science in his investigations. He reveals that Holmes was a pioneer of forensic science, making use of fingerprinting well before Scotland Yard itself had adopted the method, and discusses mathematics, physics, biology, astronomy, meteorology, and geology, always in the context of Holmes's exploits.
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363.25 O'BRAdult NonfictionIn

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Content :

How Sherlock Holmes got his start -- Meet the main characters -- Sherlock Holmes: pioneer in forensic science -- Sherlock Holmes: chemist -- Sherlock Holmes: other sciences -- Conclusion.

Publication, Distribution, etc. :

New York : Oxford University Press, c2013.

ISBN :

0199794960

Physical Description :

xx, 175 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Notes :
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-166) and index.
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