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The tales teeth tell : development, evolution, behavior

Author: Tanya M Smith
Publisher: Cambridge : MIT Press, 2018.
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What teeth can tell us about human evolution, development, and behavior. Our teeth have intriguing stories to tell. These sophisticated time machines record growth, diet, and evolutionary history as clearly as tree rings map a redwood's lifespan. Each day of childhood is etched into tooth crowns and roots--capturing birth, nursing history, environmental clues, and illnesses. The study of ancient, fossilized teeth  Read more...
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Smith, Tanya M.
Tales teeth tell
(DLC) 2018005095
(OCoLC)1039112292
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tanya M Smith
ISBN: 9780262348928 0262348926
OCLC Number: 1083097510
Description: 1 online resource (296 pages)
Contents: Microscopes, cells, and biological rhythms --
The big picture : birth, death, and everything in between --
Things that can go wrong : stress, pathology, and dysevolution --
Adaptive shifts from fish to mammals --
From humble beginnings : primate and human origins --
The evolution of human growth and development --
Paleo dining --
are you what you eat? --
Teeth as tools, status symbols, and signposts --
Tooth manipulation through the ages.
Responsibility: Tanya M. Smith.

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Smith's writing is informative, absorbing, and manages to elegantly cover a wide range of topics.-The Inquisitive Biologist A mix of fascinating findings at all scales, from scanning electron Read more...

 
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