Vampire Forensics: Uncovering the Origins of an Enduring Legend
A round-the-world investigation of the vampire myth, including a recently discovered "vampire skeleton," brings historic and scientific context to our enduring interest in vampires. Legend and lore are examined through the lens of history, archaeology, anthropology, and forensic science in this... show more
A round-the-world investigation of the vampire myth, including a recently discovered "vampire skeleton," brings historic and scientific context to our enduring interest in vampires. Legend and lore are examined through the lens of history, archaeology, anthropology, and forensic science in this delightfully written book by Mark Jenkins, now in paperback. It's a great addition to the pop culture conversation, adding both humor and depth to the vampire craze.
Publish date: April 19th 2011
Publisher: National Geographic
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
Vampire Forensics is an entertaining book filled with factoids that attempts to explore the history of vampires. Mark Collins Jenkins cites folklore, literary characters (e.g. Dracula), anthropological, archaeological, medical (e.g. rabies, plague victims, funerary practices) and other scientific re...
I’ve liked vampires for a long time – maybe it began with Twilight (yes, I like Twilight – the books, not the movies), or with the Argeneau novels or some other source too far back in the past to be properly remembered. I loved, loved, loved Dracula and it’s the older versions of vampire tales that ...
i recommend this book to those who are interested to find out more about the origins of the vampire lore. despite its scholarly approach, i find it readable and easy to digest. it would have been more interesting for me though if the author included some photographs.
E book starts off very interesting. It gradually gets off target to include all types of burial methods. The good thing is that it is an interesting topic. If you like odd facts and dates, this is the book for you.
I've skimmed over half the book. I might pick it up again; I might not.Here's the problem.If you've read The Vampire: A Casebook or any other book about vampires, you know everything that this book is talking about.Honestly, I also would have thought that some one working for Nat Geo would have got...