NEW IN PAPERBACK:
ANIMAL INVESTIGATORS, How the World's First Wildlife Forensics Lab Is Solving Crimes and Saving Endangered Species
By Laurel A. Neme, PhD
|About the Book - Animal Investigators|
Now readers can go behind the scenes at the world’s only forensics lab dedicated exclusively to solving animal cases in this gripping “CSI for wildlife.”
Taking readers into the only animal crime lab, set up to investigate more than 30,000 species, Neme shows the incredible efforts of lab experts as they investigate cases in which illegal trade is threatening endangered tropical birds, poached for their feathers; black bears, whose gallbladders are used in traditional Chinese medicine; and the Alaskan walrus, slaughtered for ivory. Vividly depicting the circumstances of each case, the people and animals involved, and providing intricate details of the scientific methodology used, Neme combines mystery, science, and wildlife conservation in an absorbing, fast-paced account that exposes the cutthroat, complicated web of wildlife crimes and recognizes the innovative, hardworking animal investigators who are fighting to solve them.