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Bones : A Study of the Development and Structure of the Vertebrate Skeleton - P.D.F. Murray


A Study of the Development and Structure of the Vertebrate Skeleton

By: P.D.F. Murray, B.K. Hall (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 16th September 1985
ISBN: 9780521315494
Number Of Pages: 272

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Bones was originally published in 1936 and is still essential reading for anyone entering bone research. A classic in the field of skeletal development, biology, anatomy and anthropology, the book sets out in clear and lucid prose the experimental basis for our current notions on how intrinsic and extrinsic (largely mechanical) factors interact in initiating differentiation of cartilage and bone, in shaping the skeleton and in regulating its growth. It established the skeleton as a dynamic, responsive system of tissues, not just inert bones. The present edition, in the Cambridge Science Classics Series, includes an introductory essay by Professor B.K. Hall, who was the last of Professor Murray's Ph.D. students and who is himself distinguished for his work in the area. Brian Hall provides an overview of research during the half-century since Bones was first published, on major topics covered in the book - the origin of skeletal cells, cartilage morphogenesis, the formation of joints, the trajectory theory and bone structure, growth of cartilage and bone.

The primary development of the skeleton
The development of the bony skeleton
Functional changes in the forms of bones
The mechanical structure of bones
The mechanical structure of cartilage
The mechanism of bony adaptation
summary and conclusions
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ISBN: 9780521315494
ISBN-10: 0521315492
Series: London Mathematical Society Lecture Notes
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 16th September 1985
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised