All That Remains: A Life in Death

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All That Remains: A Life in Death

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But, just a bit heavy on the moralising for me, although I dare say you spend a lot of time thinking about morality in the author's job. A bunch of notes on the author's personal life, private meetings with death, career and anthropology.

The humanity, delicacy and sheer grit exhibited here and elsewhere in the book would alone have me recommending this book.And there are some stories from court, including the surreal experience of giving testimony and having no idea what to expect from either the prosecution or the defense. It took time, but as she became more skillful, her reputation began to grow and she began to be involved in more prestigious and important investigations, such as in gathering evidence of war crimes through forensic examinations of mass graves in war zones. After three hot summer months, they were now “boiling with maggots, fragmented and partly scattered and eaten by the scavenging animals”.

She gives background on the profession and the day-to-day expectations in her various careers, combined with her roles as a mother, grandmother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and mentor. I want to be able to recognise death, to hear her coming, to see her, to touch her, smell her and taste her . K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-author of the textbook Developmental Juvenile Osteology (2000). However she has also dealt with truly horrifying events such as mass graves in Kosovo and the aftermath of the Indian Ocean Tsunami. If you have no aspirations to forensics or anthropology, or indeed anatomy, it matters not - Dame Sue Black is an inspirational person to all.

Both for those who suffered through it and those like Professor Black, who had to give these unidentified bodies their identities back and find the evidence necessary to prosecute the offenders. Some parts of the book are discussed with relative humour and she has a knack for particularly apt descriptions of body parts and fluids that you might not want to read around dinner time. I like the way she thinks, love her humor and am amazed at her tolerance for incredibly trying situations. The best book I've ever read on anatomy and death (and philosophy, in the form of thoughful essays) is by F.

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