Author:Alexander, R McNeill


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Bones: The Unity of Form and Function

By: Alexander, R McNeill/Heck, Edw

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 9780025836754

ISBN: 0025836757

Condition: USED

Few objects in nature display the perfect unity of form and function found in the vertebrate skeleton. Ingeniously designed by the processes of evolution, bones are marvels of engineering.In tribute to both the beauty and mechanics of its subject, Bones explores the structure, material, and movement of bones. It examines the miraculous composition of bone material. It looks at the joints and muscle attachments that allow for movement, including such elaborate mechanisms as fish jaws, rattlesnake fangs, and a lion's retractable claws. It shows how the same bone is shaped to wildly differentl... View more info