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The Resource The scientific Sherlock Holmes : cracking the case with science and forensics, James F. O'Brien

The scientific Sherlock Holmes : cracking the case with science and forensics, James F. O'Brien

Label
The scientific Sherlock Holmes : cracking the case with science and forensics
Title
The scientific Sherlock Holmes
Title remainder
cracking the case with science and forensics
Statement of responsibility
James F. O'Brien
Title variation
scientific Sherlock Holmes
Title variation remainder
cracking the case with science and forensics
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Writing style
Award
Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Critical/Biographical, 2013.
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10165534
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.25
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8073
LC item number
.O36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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cracking the case with science and forensics
Label
The scientific Sherlock Holmes : cracking the case with science and forensics, James F. O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-166) and index
Contents
How Sherlock Holmes got his start. Arthur Conan Doyle -- The influence of Edgar Allan Poe -- The influence of Dr. Joseph Bell -- Meet the main characters. Sherlock Holmes -- Dr. John H. Watson -- Professor James Moriarty -- Other important characters -- Sherlock Holmes : pioneer in forensic science. The methods of Bertillon -- Fingerprints -- Footprints -- Handwritten documents -- Printed documents -- Cryptology -- Dogs -- Conclusion -- Sherlock Holmes : chemist. Introduction: Profound or eccentric? -- Coal-tar derivatives and dyes -- Chemical poisons -- Asimov's view: Holmes the blundering chemist -- Other chemicals -- Conclusion: Profound or eccentric? -- Sherlock Holmes : other sciences. Mathematics -- Biology -- Physics -- Other sciences
Control code
5642511
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 175 p.
Isbn
9780199794966
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012023297
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn795177479
  • (OCoLC)795177479
Label
The scientific Sherlock Holmes : cracking the case with science and forensics, James F. O'Brien
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-166) and index
Contents
How Sherlock Holmes got his start. Arthur Conan Doyle -- The influence of Edgar Allan Poe -- The influence of Dr. Joseph Bell -- Meet the main characters. Sherlock Holmes -- Dr. John H. Watson -- Professor James Moriarty -- Other important characters -- Sherlock Holmes : pioneer in forensic science. The methods of Bertillon -- Fingerprints -- Footprints -- Handwritten documents -- Printed documents -- Cryptology -- Dogs -- Conclusion -- Sherlock Holmes : chemist. Introduction: Profound or eccentric? -- Coal-tar derivatives and dyes -- Chemical poisons -- Asimov's view: Holmes the blundering chemist -- Other chemicals -- Conclusion: Profound or eccentric? -- Sherlock Holmes : other sciences. Mathematics -- Biology -- Physics -- Other sciences
Control code
5642511
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 175 p.
Isbn
9780199794966
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012023297
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn795177479
  • (OCoLC)795177479

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