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Bones : inside and out

Author: Roy A Meals
Publisher: New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A lively, illustrated exploration of the 500-million-year history of bone, a touchstone for understanding vertebrate life and human culture. Bone is ubiquitous and versatile, and uniquely repairs itself without scarring. However, we rarely see bone in its living state--and even then, mostly in two-tone images that only hint at its marvels. After it serves and protects vertebrate lives, bone reveals itself in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy A Meals
ISBN: 9781324005322 1324005327
OCLC Number: 1137833227
Description: x, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Bone's unique composition and varied structure --
Bone's life and relatives --
When bones break --
Bone's other failings and who can help --
Bone surgery through the ages --
Six orthopedic giants --
Orthopedic innovations --
Picturing bone --
The future of concealed bone --
Bone left alone --
Deference to bone --
Bones that teach --
The business of bones --
Domestic bones --
Beguiling bones --
The future of revealed bone.
Responsibility: Roy A. Meals, MD.

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A lively, illustrated exploration of the 500-million-year history of bone, a touchstone for understanding vertebrate life and human culture.  Read more...

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