Forensic Botany

Planting Clues: How Plants Solve Crimes. 2022. Oxford University Press, UK

Available from your favorite bookseller. 

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Chapters:

Preface: An Entangled Bank

1. A Tree Never Lies

2. Everything That’s Touched

3. Getting Caught Up

4. Every Particle Tells A Story

5. It’s in the Genes

6. A Forensic Pharmacopoeia

7. Hiding in Plain Sight

 

Coda: Conquering Plant Blindness

Planting Clues opens up a world that few of us know about, and while the book is heavy on technical details, it manages to balance these with (often brutal) case studies that help to bring to life the many ways in which plants (and botanists) have helped to solve crimes. This makes the pages fly by.” – Kit Gillet

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