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Bristol Public Library's Discovery Series Presents Dr. Bill Bass & Jon Jefferson — The Body Farm — The Evolving Way Scientists Look at Death.

September 19, 2011

Jefferson Bass, the writing team of Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson, will be speaking to the Bristol community as part of the Bristol Public Library’s 2011 Discovery Series and the Worldview Scholarship Series on Saturday, September 24th at 1:30 p.m. at Virginia Intermont College.

Dr. Bill Bass, a forensic anthropologist known around the world, founded the University of Tennessee’s Anthropology Research Facility, The Body Farm also known as “Death’s Acre”, 25 years ago. It is the world’s first facility devoted to the decomposition of human remains. Dr. Bill Bass is the author or co-author of more than 200 scientific publications. Along with his research and writing, he is also a devoted professor that has been named National Professor of the Year by the Council of Advancement and Support of Education.

Jon Jefferson, a journalist, science writer, and documentary filmmaker, has written for many popular publications such as the New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, Popular Science, and broadcast on National Public Radio. Jefferson has also written and produced two highly renowned National Geographic documentaries about the Body Farm.

Together as Jefferson Bass, Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson have written books such as Flesh and Bone, The Devil’s Bones, Bones of Betrayal, The Bone Thief, The Bone Yard, Beyond the Body Farm and Death’s Acre.

Students selected from area high schools and home school will enjoy a private luncheon with the speaker and receive premium seating to the presentation as part of the Bristol Public Library’s Worldview Scholarship Series.
Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson’s presentation will be held at Virginia Intermont College on Saturday, September 24th at 1:30p.m. Reserved Seating Tickets are available for $20 and general admission is free.

For questions about this Discovery Series event or any other library programs, call 276.821.6148 or email marketing@bristol-library.org