■ Presents clear, concise text, illustrated with colour photographs of the highest quality to help you find key information at a glance
■ Concentrates on key principles relevant to your legal system
■ Includes the input of new authors who bring you a fresh, modern perspective
■ Provides expanded coverage of forensic toxicology and forensic science along with many important subspecialties of forensic medicine
Simpson’shas a long and respected history. Read by many of today's leading forensic practitioners at the start of the careers, it remains the most indispensable guide to the practice of forensic medicine worldwide.
Cliona McGovern BA (Hons), MA, PhD, Lecturer in Forensic & Legal Medicine, School of Medicine and Medical Science, Health Sciences Centre, University College Dublin, Ireland
Jason Payne-James LLM, MSc, FRCS, FFFLM, FFSSoc, DFM, Director, Forensic Healthcare Services Ltd; Honorary Senior Lecturer, Cameron Forensic Medical Sciences, Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, London, UK
Richard Jones BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRCPath, MCIEH, MFSSoc, MFFLM, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Forensic Pathology, Cardiff University, and Registered Home Office Forensic Pathologist, Wales Institute of Forensic Medicine, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, UK
Steven Karch MD, FFFLM, FFSSoc, Consultant Cardiac Pathologist and Toxicologist, Berkeley, California, USA
John Manlove BA, MSc, DIC, PhD, FFSSoc, Director, MFL , Wantage, Oxon, UK; Honorary Senior Lecturer, Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, University of Dundee, UK
This book is a celebration of the insect universe, exploring their amazing forms and functions, their fascinating behaviour and the enormous impact they have on our lives. With its lively and informative text, it looks at insects in all their extremes, from the biggest, fastest and fiercest to the best nest builder, most devious hunter and deadliest bride.
Insects are extreme in numbers – a single leaf-cutter ant nest, the size of a large camper van, may contain seven million individuals working together as a single giant super-organism. Insects are extreme in their bizarre forms – the stalk-eyed fly, as its name suggests, carries its eyes on the end of two ludicrously long stalks. And insects are invariably extreme in behaviour – take for instance the giraffe-necked weevil that holds head-bobbing contests to win a mate. Yet there is always method in their apparent madness, as each strange form and function is an adaptation designed to solve the extreme pressures that arise through the struggle to survive in a world that is always dangerous, competitive and unforgiving.
This book is indispensable where problems of immigration and legal standing, juvenile vs. adult criminal status, and responsibilities of law enforcement to protect vulnerable persons are key issues on a daily basis. Medical practitioners, forensic practitioners such as pathology, odontology, anthropology and nursing, lawyers, and police would find this book incredibly useful.