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Case Files

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ISBN: 9781443100007
format: Trade paperback
pages: 160
publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd
pub. date: 2011-11-01

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A fascinating look at how scientists solve today's mysteries and centuries-old "cold cases."

Savvy investigative work and scientific knowledge combine to answer perplexing questions and to uncover long-unknown truths. Using a trail of evidence -- clues, careful observation, laboratories and new testing protocols -- scientists reveal intriguing answers to such questions as: What really killed Beethoven? Are the Hitler diaries real or fakes?

The stories and sidebars show how scientists collect clues, analyse them, test theories, and arrive at solutions -- or gather enough evidence to support further investigation. The cases involve branches of science as wide-ranging as astronomy and biochemistry to geology and physics.

These are gripping high-interest stories for middle-grade non-fiction lovers, with Canadian content throughout. A helpful index and glossary are also provided.

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