The Secret Life of Bones

The Secret Life of Bones

Their Origins, Evolution and Fate

Paperback286pp Illustrated197x129mm

9780715653791     Product Code: 515012


A palaeontologist, usually dealing with dinosaurs, Brian Switek turns his attention to the human skeleton and bone, ‘one of the most fantastic building materials that evolution has accidentally spit out’. Starting in the distant prehistoric past and tracing the evolution of bone, he goes on to examine the biology of the human skeleton and tell the stories of our bones in their many cultural and religious roles, whether worshipped as relics or symbols of conquest.

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