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EVIDENCE FROM THE EARTH
FORENSIC GEOLOGY AND
MOUNTAIN PRESS 2004
Get the real dirt on crime scene investigation!
"Ray Murray artfully weaves the crime-solving exploits of
forensic geologists with modern crime laboratory technologies in
a style and manner designed to appeal to both general readers
and practitioners of forensic geology. This book is required
one-stop reading for anyone seeking authoritative insights into
the fascinating world of criminal investigation and soil
science." —Richard Saferstein, PhD, author of
Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science
informative, and eminently readable: Ray Murray's brisk, clear
prose and storytelling panache make Evidence from the Earth
a must-read for all who are keen on forensic science--student,
professional, and mystery buff alike. I learned something new
on every page!"
author of the Em Hansen forensic geology mysteries, including
Earth Colors and Killer Dust
The field of forensic geology—using geology techniques to aid
in criminal and civil investigations—has been a stalwart in the
field of criminalistics since the days of Sherlock Holmes. From
cases of safecracking and purloined palm trees to lurid tales of
kidnapping and murder—including such high-profile ones as the
Aldo Moro and Adolph Coors cases—this book leads readers through
some of the most intriguing cases involving soil and rock
evidence. Along the way readers will learn about the history of
forensic geology; types of rocks, soils, gemstones, and related
man-made materials; techniques for proper evidence collection
and analysis; and how geologic evidence is used in court.
First published in 1975 and updated in 1992, Forensic
Geology by Raymond C. Murray and John C. F. Tedrow was a
classic in its field. Now Murray has thoroughly revised and
updated that earlier work to produce Evidence from the Earth:
Forensic Geology and Criminal Investigation. This new book
has increased appeal for general readers while retaining the
previous editions’ longtime usefulness for law enforcement
officers, attorneys, geologists, and students of forensic