Vampire Forensics: Uncovering the Origins of an Enduring Legend (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Mark Jenkins is chief historian of the National Geographic Society's archives and author of several books, including The Book of Marvels, Worlds to Explore, and High Adventure, an illustrated history of the Society.

Praise For…

“A lively and entertaining survey of the historical and scientific materials relating to the natural phenomena that earlier centuries relentlessly misinterpreted as evidence for the undead.” –The Washington Post

Product Details
ISBN: 9781426207303
ISBN-10: 1426207301
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication Date: April 19th, 2011
Pages: 303
Language: English