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The Extraordinary Form & Function of Bones

Andrew Kirk

Evolving from fish scales 500 million years ago, bone is a remarkable material that is capable of strength, lightness and flexibility; in a range of skeletal arrangements it can support the weight of an elephant or a bird in flight and provide the dexterity of a human hand. Through a series of line drawings and extended captions, this accessible introduction examines the different forms and structures that have evolved across the animal kingdom.

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  • Publisher: Ivy
  • Year: 2016
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 210x177mm
  • ISBN: 9781782404026
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.8kg
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