The Human Bone Manual / Edition 1

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Overview

Building on the success of their previous book, White and Folkens' The Human Bone Manual is intended for use outisde the laboratory and classroom, by professional forensic scientists, anthropologists and researchers. The compact volume includes all the key information needed for identification purposes, including hundreds of photographs designed to show a maximum amount of anatomical information.

* Features more than 500 color photographs and illustrations in a portable format; most in 1:1 ratio
* Provides multiple views of every bone in the human body
* Includes tips on identifying any human bone or tooth
* Incorporates up-to-date references for further study

Building on the success of their previous book, White and Folkens' The Human Bone Manual is intended for use outisde the laboratory and classroom, by professional forensic scientists, anthropologists and researchers. The compact volume includes all the key information needed for identification purposes, including hundreds of photographs designed to show a maximum amount of anatomical information. Features more than 500 color photographs and illustrations in a portable format; most in 1:1 ratio

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Superb illustrations and lucid anatomical descriptions...in a smaller weatherpoof paperback format that will make it indispensable to anyone doing bioarchaeological fieldwork."
- Phillip L. Walker, University of California, Santa Barbara

"This book is an excellent resource for archaeologists, palaeontologists and forensic anthropologists...highly recommended."
- Francis Thackeray, Transvaal Museum, Pretoria, South Africa

"Concise, tightly written, and rich in photographic detail—will be the standard human identification reference for generations to come."
- Clark Spencer Larsen, The Ohio State University

"Clear and instructive...It is, quite simply, the best human anatomy manual currently available."
- C. Owen Lovejoy, Kent State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780120884674
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 10/13/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 488
  • Sales rank: 216,867
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Introduction
2. Field Procedures for Skeletal Remains
3. Ethics in Osteology
4. Bone Biology and Variation
5. Postmortem Skeletal Modification
6. Anatomical Terminology
7. Skull
8. Dentition
9. Hyoid and Vertebrae
10. Thorax: Sternum and Ribs
11. Shoulder Girdle: Clavicle and Scapula
12. Arm: Humerus, Radius, and Ulna
13. Hand: Carpals, Metacarpals, and Phalanges
14. Pelvic Girdle: Sacrum, Coccyx, and Os Coxae
15. Leg: Femur, Patella, Tibia, and Fibula
16. Foot: Tarsals, Metatarsals, and Phalanges
17. Osteological and Dental Pathology
18. Laboratory Procedures and Reporting
19. The Skeletal Biology of Individuals and Populations
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2009

    Human Osteology class

    I am using this book for my Human Osteology class this semester. It is very comprehensive and supplements what the professor discusses in class. I would recommend it and have enjoyed using it for this class.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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