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The Science of Sherlock Holmes

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Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
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Open LibraryOL24265016M
ISBN 109780471783749
OCLC/WorldCa179360193


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The Science of Sherlock Holmes by E. J. Wagner Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Science of Sherlock Holmes is as fascinating and eye-opening as any Holmes mystery. Examining the Great Detective's remarkable adventures—along with gripping real-life mysteries such as the disappearance of Dr. George Parkman, wife-killer Kenneth Barlow, Jack the Ripper, and Lizzie Borden—author E.

Wagner gives you a new perspective on both Holmes and modern-day /5(47). The book is about the history and development of forensic science in Britain and Europe in the century following Sherlock Holmes' 'birth' (He was born in since he was 60 years of age in August -"His Last Bow")/5(47).

The Science of Sherlock Holmes: From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective's Greatest Cases E.

Wagner (Author, Narrator), Simon Prebble (Narrator), The Science of Sherlock Holmes book Studios (Publisher) $ People who viewed this also viewed/5(47). Luckily, The Science of Sherlock Holmes is a unique and well-written addition to the multitudes of Sherlock Holmes' books out there. Wagner takes a non-fiction approach to analysis of the canon, specifically through the lens of science and forensics.

Using both Holmes' cases and true crime from around the world, /5. O'Brien's book provides a window into the mind of Sherlock Holmes and the practice of deductive science reasoning." -- Tom Rybolt, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and coauthor of The Chemical Adventures of Sherlock Holmes/5(19).

In THE SCIENCE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, E.J. Wagner splendidly proves this is not the case. With the recent interest in forensics provided by programs like CSI, and the rising numbers of characters based on Sherlock Holmes (HOUSE, MONK, Robert Goren of LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, etc.), a book detailing the science behind Holmes' cases could easily have Cited by: 5.

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.

Sherlock Holmes was knowledgeable about several sciences, most notably chemistry. Therefore the book takes a close look at Holmes the chemist and discusses, for example, chemical poisons such as carbon monoxide, chloroform, and Prussic acid (the historical name for hydrogen cyanide).

There's a non fiction book on just that subject;"The Science of Sherlock Holmes", written by EJ Wagner,published by Wiley. It won the Edgar award in for bio criticism and is available in hardcover, softcover, kindle and audio.

"What really makes The Science of Sherlock Holmes stand out is Wagner's easy and engaging style. The book reads like a series of highly entertaining and informative lectures making the subject matter accessible to both the layman and serious student alike.

“Fascinating.” –The Christian Science Monitor “A double triumph masterful.” –The Toronto Star “Utterly compelling.” –Otto Penzler Take a wild ride by hansom cab along the road paved by Sherlock Holmes—a ride that leads you through medicine, law, pathology, toxicology, anatomy, blood chemistry, and the emergence of forensic science during the nineteenth and twentieth /5(2).

—Charles V. Prepolec, Sherlock Magazine "There have been lots of books about the great fictional detective and arguably even more about how we forensic scientists came to be doing things the way we do now. If, like me, you enjoy books on both the history of forensic science and on Sherlock Holmes, then this is the The Science of Sherlock Holmes book to read."Brand: Turner Publishing Company.

The first two Sherlock Holmes stories, the novels A Study in Scarlet () and The Sign of the Four (), were moderately well received, but Holmes first became widely popular early inwhen the first six short stories featuring the character were published in The Strand d by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

This book is ideal for anyone who has an interest in either Sherlock Homes, science in general, or forensic science in particular.

A compelling cornucopia of forensic science applications is provided in the context of the specialized knowledge of Holmes in chemistry. Sherlock Holmes is a fictional consulting detective in London ~ created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Holmes, master of disguise, reasoned logically to deduce clients' background from their first appearance. He used fingerprints, chemical analysis, and forensic science. The majority of the stories were first.

This list of takes on Sherlock Holmes in sci-fi and fantasy is sponsored by The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. The most inventive debut ofthis clever, mind-bending murder mystery will leave readers guessing until the very last : Alex Acks.

The Scientific Sherlock Holmes - book review An entertaining exploration of the science and history of the Sherlock Holmes stories, which were Author: Grrlscientist.

The Science of Sherlock Holmes is an objective, comprehensive, and entertaining exploration of Sherlock Holmes’s contributions to forensic science. As described in Wiley’s Winter catalog - “From autopsies to zoology: how Holmes eliminated the impossible” - this book uses the legendary adventures of Sherlock Holmes as a jumping-off.

The book traces the birth of the forensic sciences to the ingenuity of Sherlock Holmes. A wonderful blend of history, mystery, and whodunit."" --Andre Moenssens, Douglas Stripp Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Missouri at Kansas City, and coauthor of.

Luckily, The Science of Sherlock Holmes is a unique and well-written addition to the multitudes of Sherlock Holmes' books out there. Wagner takes a non-fiction approach to analysis of the canon, specifically through the lens of science and forensics.4/5(1). Find books like The Science of Sherlock Holmes: From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective's Greatest Cas.

About the Book. Lively and immensely readable, The Science of Sherlock Holmes looks at the advancements in crime-solving and general science from late Victorian times to the modern day.

Over the course of the nineteenth century, the reading public. Sherlock Holmes. I n the year I took my degree of Doctor of Medicine of the University of London, and proceeded to Netley to go through the course prescribed for sur- geons in the army.

Having completed my studies there, I was duly attached to the Fifth Northum- berland Fusiliers as. o Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him men-tion her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex.

It was not that he felt any emo-tion akin to love for Irene Adler. All emotions, and that one particularly, were abhorrent to his cold, precise but admirably balanced mind.

He was, I. A must-read for any Sherlock Holmes fan|Illustrated throughout and includes fact boxes|A fascinating book about the real science behind the stories|From the author of Solve it Like Sherlock|Praise for Solve it Like Sherlock: 'a must for amateur detectives and super sleuths. this collection will offer hours of entertainment' - Daily Express|From the publishers of How to Think Like Sherlock Author: Stewart Ross.

Sherlock Holmes, the fictional detective with powerful observation and deductive qualities, is dramatised on the BBC television again over the festive period. The famous detective stories have stood the test of time and remain as popular today as they were when first published between and by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Naturally, when I saw The Science of Sherlock Holmes available at (where I get most of my non-fiction books), I had to get it. I have only read a handful of Sherlock Holmes stories, but enough, I thought, to enjoy a book showing whether Holmes’ investigative techniques were sound or how he arrived at his conclusions.

The Sherlock Holmes Book, the latest in DK's award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, tackles the most "elementary" of subjects -- the world /5(). A lifelong fan of Holmes, O'Brien presented his paper "What Kind of Chemist Was Sherlock Holmes" at the national American Chemical Society meeting, which resulted in an invitation to write a chapter on Holmes the chemist in the book Chemistry and Science Fiction.

O'Brien has since given over lectures on Holmes and science.5/5(1). “A delightful tour of the science of memory, creativity, and reasoning, illustrated with the help of history’s most famous reasoner, Sherlock Holmes himself.

Maria Konnikova is an engaging and insightful guide to this fascinating material, which will help you master your own mind.”. My new book, The Scientific Sherlock Holmes (Oxford University Press), examines the science and forensics that Holmes employed and even makes the case that it is the science that has made the Holmesian Canon so enduring.

Here we'll examine his use of three techniques that were well established at the start of his career: footprints, decryption of ciphers, and handwriting analysis. Presenting 12 tales starring the legendary British detective Sherlock Holmes, this book is Arthur Conan Doyle's first short-story collection.

The mystery compilation includes some of Holmes's finest cases with his dutiful sidekick, Doctor Watson, most notably "A Scandal in Bohemia," in which Holmes matches wits with the crafty former lover of a European king/5(). Section The Infl uence of Dr. Joseph Bell. Sherlock Holmes is the literary embodiment of a professor of medicine at Edinburgh University.

—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, May Dr. Joseph Bell was born in Edinburgh in and spent his entire medi- cal career in that Size: KB. RT Reviewers' Choice—Best Historical Mystery From USA Today and internationally bestselling author Leonard Goldberg comes The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes, a new thrilling tale of the great detective’s daughter and her companion Dr.

John Watson, Jr. as they investigate a murder at the highest levels of British society. Joanna Blalock’s keen mind and incredible Brand: Center Point. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.

It was first published on 14 October Follow the brilliant Sherlock Holmes and his devoted assistant, Dr. Watson as they investigate a dozen of their best-known cases/5. 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 New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was commissioned to celebrate the th year of Sherlock Holmes being in print. A Study in Scarlet was published in and this book was released in Holmes is still going strong today, even though I seem to be getting a little long in the tooth/5.

Konnikova's strategy of contrasting Holmes with Watson leads to lengthy passages where one is asked to consider why Dr Watson is such an unthinking oaf, and why Sherlock Holmes.

This is the third post in our series on Design and Sherlock Holmes. Previously, we looked at the architecture of deduction at b Baker Street and the history of Holmes’s iconic deerstalker : Jimmy Stamp. Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle.

The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout.

Traditionally, the canon of Sherlock Holmes consists of the 56 short stories and four novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In this context, the term "canon" is an attempt to distinguish between Doyle's original works and subsequent works by other authors using the same traditional canon—usually capitalized by aficionados of the Sherlockian game as "the Canon"—consists.Description - The Science of Sherlock Holmes by E.J.

Wagner Praise for The Science of Sherlock Holmes "Holmes is, first, a great detective, but he has also proven to be a great scientist, whether dabbling with poisons, tobacco ash, or tire marks.