Books by Colin Beavan

Colin Beavan is the author of Fingerprints: The Origins of Crime Detection and the Murder Case That Launched Forensic Science. He has written for Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, Men’s Journal, and Wired.

Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"An inspiring, persuasive argument that individuals are not helpless in the battle against environmental degradation and global warming."
Beavan (Operation Jedburgh: D-Day and America's First Shadow War, 2006, etc.) turns his life upside-down with sustainable living. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2001

"Beavan admirably brings to vivid life the tangled human tale behind a technological breakthrough. (36 line drawings and halftones)"
A lively, fascinating recounting of how fingerprints came to be a means of criminal identification, with emphasis on the personalities, claims, and peccadilloes of the men involved. Read full book review >