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9781324005322

Bones : inside and out

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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 surprising ways, sometimes hundreds of millions of years later. In Bones, orthopedic surgeon Roy Meals explores and extols this amazing material that both supports and records vertebrate life. He demystifies the biological makeup of bones; how they grow, break, and heal; and how medical innovations-from the first X-rays to advanced surgical techniques-enhance our lives. With enthusiasm and humor, Meals also reveals the enduring presence of bone outside the body-as fossils, ossuaries, tools, musical instruments-and celebrates allusions to bone in history, religion, and idiom. Approachable and entertaining, Bones richly illuminates our bodies' essential framework"--

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Honeoye Public Library 599.9 (Text)
New Adult Nonfiction
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008201006s2020 nyua b 001 0 eng
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035 . ‡a(OCoLC)1199007343
040 . ‡aDLC ‡beng ‡erda ‡cPNX ‡dPNX ‡dOCLCO ‡dOCO ‡dOSD
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05000. ‡aQL821 ‡b.M525 2020
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1001 . ‡aMeals, Roy A., ‡eauthor.
24510. ‡aBones : ‡binside and out / ‡cRoy A. Meals, MD.
250 . ‡aFirst edition.
264 1. ‡aNew York, NY : ‡bW.W. Norton & Company, ‡c[2020]
300 . ‡ax, 294 pages : ‡billustrations ; ‡c24 cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
336 . ‡astill image ‡bsti ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 262-283) and index.
520 . ‡a"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 surprising ways, sometimes hundreds of millions of years later. In Bones, orthopedic surgeon Roy Meals explores and extols this amazing material that both supports and records vertebrate life. He demystifies the biological makeup of bones; how they grow, break, and heal; and how medical innovations-from the first X-rays to advanced surgical techniques-enhance our lives. With enthusiasm and humor, Meals also reveals the enduring presence of bone outside the body-as fossils, ossuaries, tools, musical instruments-and celebrates allusions to bone in history, religion, and idiom. Approachable and entertaining, Bones richly illuminates our bodies' essential framework"-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
650 0. ‡aBones.
905 . ‡ukriedener
901 . ‡aon1199007343 ‡bOCoLC ‡c628152 ‡tbiblio ‡soclc

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