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Author White, T. D. (Timothy D.)

Title The human bone manual / Tim D. White, Pieter A. Folkens
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 464 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Field procedures for skeletal remains -- Ethics in osteology -- Bone biology & variation -- Postmortem skeletal modification -- Anatomical terminology -- Skull -- Dentition -- Hyoid & vertebrae -- Thorax : sternum & ribs -- Shoulder girdle : clavicle & scapula -- Arm : humerus, radius, & ulna -- Hand : carpals, metacarpals, & phalanges -- Pelvic girdle : sacrum, coccyx, & os coxae -- Leg : femur, patella, tibia, & fibula -- Foot : tarsals, metatarsals, & phalanges -- Osteological & dental pathology -- Laboratory procedures & reporting -- The skeletal biology of individuals & populations
Preface -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Field Procedures for Skeletal Remains -- 3. Ethics in Osteology -- 4. Bone Biology and Variation -- 5. Postmortem Skeletal Modification -- 6. Anatomical Terminology -- 7. Skull -- 8. Dentition -- 9. Hyoid and Vertebrae -- 10. Thorax: Sternum and Ribs -- 11. Shoulder Girdle: Clavicle and Scapula -- 12. Arm: Humerus, Radius, and Ulna -- 13. Hand: Carpals, Metacarpals, and Phalanges -- 14. Pelvic Girdle: Sacrum, Coccyx, and Os Coxae -- 15. Leg: Femur, Patella, Tibia, and Fibula -- 16. Foot: Tarsals, Metatarsals, and Phalanges -- 17. Osteological and Dental Pathology -- 18. Laboratory Procedures and Reporting -- 19. The Skeletal Biology of Individuals and Populations
Summary "Tim White and Pieter Folkens, the team behind the bestselling text, Human Osteology, Second Edition, have created the ideal concise guide for professional anthropologists, osteologists, law enforcement officers, and forensic specialists working with human bones in the field or laboratory. In addition to essential text information, hundreds of photographs are included, showing a maximum amount of anatomical information and providing a valuable tool in comparing specimens for rapid identification across the broad landscapes of law enforcement, forensics, anatomy, archaeology, and paleontology."--Jacket
Building on the success of their previous book, White and Folkens' The Human Bone Manual is intended for use outisde the laboratory and classroom, by professional forensic scientists, anthropologists and researchers. The compact volume includes all the key information needed for identification purposes, including hundreds of photographs designed to show a maximum amount of anatomical information. * Features more than 500 color photographs and illustrations in a portable format; most in 1:1 ratio * Provides multiple views of every bone in the human body * Includes tips on identifying any human bone or tooth * Incorporates up-to-date references for further study
Analysis Electronic books
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-452) and index
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Subject Bone and Bones -- anatomy & histology.
Forensic Anthropology.
Forensic anthropology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Forensic osteology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Human remains (Archaeology) -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Human skeleton -- Analysis -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Human skeleton -- Classification -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Human skeleton -- Identification -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Forensic anthropology.
Forensic osteology.
Human remains (Archaeology)
Human skeleton -- Analysis.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Folkens, Pieter A.
ISBN 0120884674