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The book, which has many excellent color photographs, concludes, among other things, that images of plants that he saw on the Shroud are real and not created by any photographic method, the geographical origin of the plants can be restricted to the area between Jerusalem and Hebron, March-April is the time of year that some of the plants found on the Shroud are in bloom.
Clearly, his findings would not preclude the Shroud's connection with Jesus.
If, for example, it really was the work of a 14th century forger, how did such a person, with the limited scientific knowledge of his time, produce an artifact that can still not be replicated or even explained by 21st century sceince?
Although the Texas scientists who have tested the blood samples for the presence of human DNA have insisted that they have insufficient DNA to determine parentage, for example, and still less for the many of any science-fiction-type 'clone' of Jesus, the Vatican authorities appear to be taking no chances.