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Human bones : a scientific and pictorial investigation

Author: R McNeill Alexander
Publisher: New York : Pi, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Human Bones combines a discussion of the function and design of human bones with color photographs. R. McNeill Alexander, the world's foremost authority on biomechanics, takes the reader on a tour of the human skeleton, investigating and celebrating the human body's 213 bones." "Alexander explores the nature of human bones as well as their relationship with other parts of the body in this informative book.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial Works
Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alexander, R. McNeill.
Human bones.
New York : Pi, ©2005
(OCoLC)629857158
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R McNeill Alexander
ISBN: 9780131479401 0131479407
OCLC Number: 57120452
Notes: "A Peter N. Nevraumont book."
Description: 208 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Living, growing bones --
The skull --
Arms & legs --
The torso --
Diseased & damaged bones --
Different people's bones --
The evolution of bones --
Appendix. List of human bones.
Responsibility: R. McNeill Alexander ; photography by Aaron Diskin ; consultant, Henry Galiano.

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A beautiful book combining knowledge of biomechanics and evolution with a discussion of aesthetics and philosophy of our bones.  Read more...
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