The Wildlife Detectives: How Forensic Scientists Fight Crimes Against Nature
Author: Donna M. Jackson, Bob Rozinski, Wendy Shattil
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release Date: April 24, 2000
"A riveting and thorough account . . ." - Kirkus
"Unfolds almost like a mystery novel . . . A book that will be welcomed by mystery fans and anyone who cares about animals."
Slaughtering elephants for their ivory; shooting bears for their gall bladders; capturing sea turtles for soup. In the name of vanity, fashion, and greed, man stalks and kills wild animals -- and gets away with it, even when it is clearly against the law. But now scientists have a way to catch and convict poachers. In a laboratory in Ashland, Oregon, they analyze clues to link suspects to crimes. In words and pictures, this book tells a poignant story and reveals how science can indeed save the day.