Skeleton Keys

by Brian Switek
Skeleton Keys
  • ISBN-13: 9780399184901
  • Author(s): Brian Switek
  • Subject: Science: general issues
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
  • Imprint: Riverhead
  • Publication Date: 21-03-2019
  • Format: h/b

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In this natural and cultural history of bone, Brian Switek explains where our skeletons came from, what they do inside us, and what others can learn about us when these wondrous assemblies of mineral and protein are all we ve left behind. He makes a compelling case for getting better acquainted with our skeletons, in all their surprising roles. Bridging the worlds of paleontology, anthropology, medicine, and forensics, Skeleton Keys illuminates the complex life of bones inside our bodies and out.
About the book

In this natural and cultural history of bone, Brian Switek explains where our skeletons came from, what they do inside us, and what others can learn about us when these wondrous assemblies of mineral and protein are all we ve left behind. He makes a compelling case for getting better acquainted with our skeletons, in all their surprising roles. Bridging the worlds of paleontology, anthropology, medicine, and forensics, Skeleton Keys illuminates the complex life of bones inside our bodies and out.