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The scientific Sherlock Holmes

cracking the case with science and forensics

by James F. O"Brien

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, England .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History and criticism,
  • Forensic sciences,
  • Sherlock Holmes (Fictitious character),
  • English Detective and mystery stories,
  • Forensic Chemistry,
  • Criminal investigation,
  • Science in literature,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJames F. O"Brien
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV8073 .O36 2012
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Paginationxvii, 175 p.
    Number of Pages194
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25393391M
    ISBN 100199794960
    ISBN 109780199794966
    LC Control Number2012023297

    The scientific Sherlock Holmes: cracking the case with science and forensics. [James F O'Brien] The Scientific Sherlock Holmes connects Holmes' vegetable poisons with concepts in botany, This book is highly recommended as a valuable addition to the . traces the interrelationship of the Sherlock Holmes stories and the growth of scientific crime detec-tion.-EDrIoR. Reading has always been one of my most enjoyable pastimes. This interest resulted in my early introduction to Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. I spent many enjoyable hours.

    Sherlock Holmes teaches us to do not only that, but to go a step beyond: by using his methodology and applying the mindfulness that has come to characterise the scientific method to our lives, we can learn to optimise not only our own everyday existence but our broader contributions to society and the lives of those around us.   When Sherlock Holmes first meets Dr John Watson, he identifies the physician's background at a glance. To many, that moment in Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet () — Holmes's debut Cited by: 1.

      The Sherlock Holmes Book, the latest in DK's award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, tackles the most "elementary" of subjects - the world of Sherlock Holmes, as told by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.. The Sherlock Holmes Book is packed with witty illustrations, clear graphics, and memorable quotes that make it the perfect Sherlock Holmes guide, covering every case of the Pages:   Sherlock Holmes is the world's only consulting detective. Money and prestige don't interest him, simply the chance to flex his intellectual muscles .


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Everyday low. In this novel (sixteen years before the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes), Henry Cauvain imagined a depressed, anti-social, opium-smoking polymath detective, operating in Paris. It is not known if Conan Doyle read the novel, but he was fluent in d by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Th is book focuses on the scientifi c aspects of Sherlock Holmes. Essentially every one of the sixty stories has some mention of science.

In some of the stories, sci- ence is the dominant Size: KB. Sherlock Holmes sat for some time in silence with his head sunk forward, and his eyes bent upon the red glow of the fire. Then he lit his pipe, and leaning back in his chair he watched the blue smoke rings as they chased each other up to the ceiling.

This is a detailed, scholarly explanation and examination of the scientific Sherlock. The author takes the reader through 17 sections (e.g.

fingerprints, footprints, cryptography, chemical poisons, chemistry) and examines how Sherlock used each of these to solve his cases. In addition, the book discusses mathematics, physics, biology, astronomy, meteorology, and geology, always in the context of Holmes's exploits. Sherlock Holmes continues to fascinate millions of readers and movie goers alike.

The Scientific Sherlock Holmes is a must-read for the legion of fans of this most beloved of all fictional detectives.We can’t discuss Conan Doyle without mentioning his most famous Sherlock Holmes book, The Hound of the Baskervilles.

The Hound of the Baskervilles was the first grown-up book I ever read. I can remember buying the novel as part of a school book club and waiting until just the right November evening to read it, one when my sisters and parents would be away.