Book by Alexander R McNeill Diskin Aaron
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The world's foremost authority on biomechanics now focuses on our bones ina beautifully illustrated book of color photography combining expertknowledge of biomechanics and evolution with engaging discussion ofaesthetics and philosophy concerning our most surprisingly important organ.Nothing seems as lifeless as a bone in a museum case, but the bones in ourbodies are as truly alive as our muscles and guts. Alexander visits moments inevery age of our lives, showing how bones grow, how they get damaged, andhow they vary, as well as revealing how to read the story they tell of where wecame from and what we did. Interactive, "do-it-yourself" experiments, such asinvestigating the lubrication of joints in the hand, are presented so readers caninvestigate their own skeleton. Aaron Diskin's 115 color photographs areinformative works of art taken over weeks of shooting in the archives ofmuseums including the American Museum of Natural History, as well asprivate collections including Maxilla and Mandible in New York City.Their elegance is revealed, never before as colorfully and dramatically as in thephotographs of Aaron Diskin's showcased here.Biografía del autor:
R. McNeill Alexander CBE FRS, is Emeritus Professor of Zoology in the University of Leeds and Editor of Proceedings of the Royal Society (Biological Sciences). He has been President of the Society for Experimental Biology and of the International Society of Vertebrate Morphologists, and Secretary of the Zoological Society of London. His many books include Dynamics of Dinosaurs, Bones: The Unity Of Form And Function, Exploring Biomechanics, and Optima For Animals. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, an Honorary Member of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, a member of the Academia Europaea and a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received medals from the Zoological Society, the Linnean Society and the International Society for Biomechanics, and honorary doctorates from the Universities of Aberdeen and Wageningen.
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Descripción Pi Press, 2004. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110131479407