Can modern science tell us what happened to Amelia Earhart? The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) has spent fifteen years searching for the famous lost pilot using everything from archival research and archaeological survey to side-scan sonar and the analysis of radio wave propagation. In this spellbinding book, four of TIGHAR's scholars offer tantalizing evidence that the First Lady of the Air and her navigator Fred Noonan landed on an uninhabited tropical island but perished before they could be rescued. Do they have Amelia's shoe? Parts of her airplane? Are her bones tucked away in a hospital in Fiji? Come join their fascinating expedition and examine the evidence for yourself! The new paperback edition brings the search up to the present, including tantalizing evidence of campfires and charred bones found on remote Nikumaroro.
Thomas F. King is a well known archaeological consultant specializing in the protection of cultural resources, author of five books, and archaeologist on the Amelia Earhart Project. Randall S. Jacobson is a geophysicist with the U.S. Navy, an expert on oceanic seismic activity and naval mine-hunting technology, and author of over 40 professional articles. Karen Ramey Burns is a consulting forensic anthropologist specializing in human identification based at the University of Georgia, has worked at crime scenes, mass murder sites, cemeteries, and disaster scenes on five continents, and is author of a major textbook on forensics. Kenton Spading is an engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers specializing in computers and remote sensing technology.