Bones: A Study of the Development and Structure of the Vertebrate Skeleton / Edition 2

Bones: A Study of the Development and Structure of the Vertebrate Skeleton / Edition 2

by P. D. F. Murray
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521315492

ISBN-13: 9780521315494

Pub. Date: 07/18/1985

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Bones was originally published in 1936 and is still essential reading for anyone entering bone research. A classic in the field of skeletal development, biology, anatomy and anthropology, the book sets out in clear and lucid prose the experimental basis for our current notions on how intrinsic and extrinsic (largely mechanical) factors interact in initiating

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Bones was originally published in 1936 and is still essential reading for anyone entering bone research. A classic in the field of skeletal development, biology, anatomy and anthropology, the book sets out in clear and lucid prose the experimental basis for our current notions on how intrinsic and extrinsic (largely mechanical) factors interact in initiating differentiation of cartilage and bone, in shaping the skeleton and in regulating its growth. It established the skeleton as a dynamic, responsive system of tissues, not just inert bones. The present edition, in the Cambridge Science Classics Series, includes an introductory essay by Professor B.K. Hall, who was the last of Professor Murray's Ph.D. students and who is himself distinguished for his work in the area. Brian Hall provides an overview of research during the half-century since Bones was first published, on major topics covered in the book - the origin of skeletal cells, cartilage morphogenesis, the formation of joints, the trajectory theory and bone structure, growth of cartilage and bone.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521315494
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/18/1985
Series:
Cambridge Science Classics Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. The primary development of the skeleton; 2. The development of the bony skeleton; 3. Functional changes in the forms of bones; 4. The mechanical structure of bones; 5. The mechanical structure of cartilage; 6. The mechanism of bony adaptation; 7. summary and conclusions; References; Index.

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