Skeleton Keys

Skeleton Keys

The Secret Life of Bone

Book - 2019
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Bone is as embedded in our culture as it is in our bodies. Our species has made instruments and jewelry from bone, treated the dead like collectors' items, put our faith in skull bumps as guides to human behavior, and arranged skeletons into macabre tributes to the afterlife. Switek 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.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2019.
ISBN: 9780399184901
0399184902
Branch Call Number: 611.71 SWITEK
Characteristics: 276 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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