Bones: Inside And Out
by Roy A. Meals
- Biology, General Science
The amazing matter holding us up
Human bone is entirely unique: it repairs itself without scarring, it’s lightweight but responds to stresses, and it can survive for millennia. In Bones, surgeon Roy A. Meals explores this amazing material that both supports and records vertebrate life. Meals examines the biological makeup of bones; demystifies how they grow, break, and heal; and compares the particulars of human bone to animal bone. Meals also investigates the diverse roles bone has played in human culture throughout history. He highlights allusions to bone in religion and literature, and uncovers its enduring presence as fossils, technological tools, and musical instruments. Approachable and entertaining, Bones richly illuminates our bodies’ essential framework.
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|Release Date:||October 20, 2020|