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Bone Detective, by Lorraine Jean Hopping
Bone Detective: The Story of Forensic Anthropologist Diane France
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Bone Detective tells the life story (so far) of forensic anthropologist Diane France, a contemporary scientist at the height of an incredible career. Diane examines skeletons to identify characteristics (male/female, age range, diseases, etc.) and forensic evidence that might indicate how the person died. As part of a DMORT emergency team, she's worked on the sites of horrific tragedies—fires, explosions, the 9/11 terrorist attack aftermath, and plane crashes. As a member of NecroSearch, a team of science and law enforcement experts, she hunts for clandestine graves—hidden places where murderers dump their victims. Diane has even had a few brushes with fame. She "met" the skeletons of the Romanov royal family of Russia, Jesse James, Jamestown settlers, and others.
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Bone Detective tells the life story (so far) of forensic anthropologist Diane France, a contemporary scientist at the height of an incredible career. Diane examines skeletons to identify characteristics (male/female, age range, diseases, etc.) and forensic evidence that might indicate how the person died. As part of a DMORT emergency team, she's worked on the sites of horrific tragedies—fires, explosions, the 9/11 terrorist attack aftermath, and plane crashes. As a member of NecroSearch, a team of science and law enforcement experts, she hunts for clandestine graves—hidden places where murderers dump their victims. Diane has even had a few brushes with fame. She "met" the skeletons of the Romanov royal family of Russia, Jesse James, Jamestown settlers, and others.

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Bone Detective is part of the Women's Adventures in Science series. My other book in that well-reviewed series is Space Rocks: The Story of Planetary Geologist Adriana Ocampo.

About Lorraine

I've had a no-complaints career writing nonfiction and a little fiction, too, for tweens and teens. I'm especially proud of my biography, Bone Detective. Now, some 50 books (and a dozen board games!) later, it's time to grow up and write what's in my heart. I'm currently...

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