The 2nd edition features a new, single column format with new, full-color photos and illustrations.
In addition, the book has been reorganized to put more of an emphasis on area of origin and cause determination with expanded information about fire pattern analysis.
The text describes basic skills investigators should understand including but not limited to the following:
Who may be interested in this manual: * Private Fire Investigators * Public Fire Investigators * Officers responsible for Origin and Cause determination * Students training to become fire investigators * Arson investigators
New material covered: * Explosion dynamics * Explosion scene examination * Explosion origin and cause determination