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Developmental Juvenile Osteology

By: L Scheuer and S Black

587 pages, Illus, figs, tabs

Academic Press

Hardback | Jul 2000 | #114565 | ISBN: 0126240000
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NHBS Price: £195.00 $239/€219 approx

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Developmental Juvenile Osteology gives an account of the development of all the bones of the human skeleton, from their earliest embryological form to final adult form. This volume collates information never before assembled in one volume. Profusely illustrated with high quality drawings, it also provides a complete description of the adult skeleton and its anomalies. It covers anatomy of the adult skeleton. It discusses skeletal embryology. It explains development of the child's skeleton. It contains excellent (never seen before) illustrations. It covers important and unique topics. It contains an extensive bibliography and comprehensive index.

This book is really a very much-needed text and reference book which is not only immensely helpful for physical anthropologists, but also for general biologists and anatomists working on the development of the human skeleton. ...The book can whole-heartedly be recommended... M. Schultz for AUXOLOGIE (2002) "The text is informative and well written, and makes fluent reading. This book will become a standard reference text and should be available not only in departments of archaeology and anthropology, but also to paediatric clinicians, radiologists and lawyers." Christine Hall in THE JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY (April 2001) "Scheuer and Black have produced a much-needed reference text where previously there was mostly a void. These authors have invested heavily in researching the literature as well as museum collections in order to create Developmental Juvenile Osteology. Anyone who works with human skeletal remains in any context would greatly benefit from having this text as part of his or her library." Lee Meadows Jantz, University of Tennessee, in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (2001) "It is without doubt a worthy addition to the field of anatomy and should be a strong 'must have' for anyone interested in the growing human, whether from a clinical, forensic or archeological point of view. It should also find an indispensable place on the shelves of libraries and institutions where teaching and understanding of human anatomy is an important component of any courses and their specification or curricula." Peter Dangerfield, Liverpool University, in JOURNAL OF ANATOMY (2001) "...a welcome, long overdue contribution... The greatest achievement of this book is the combination of its unusual level of detail, top-quality illustrative material, and methodologies the authors have developed themselves, or wisely culled (and adapted) from fellow researchers. ...the book is unsurpassed in its handling of the complex anatomy of the young individual. essential volume for archaeologists and physical anthropologists in the field..." Yoel Rak, Tel Aviv University, in JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION (2001) "This book should be in every medical and anthropological library." Edgar F. Allin, DOODY'S HEALTH SCIENCES BOOK REVIEW JOURNAL (2001)


Introduction. A Guide to the Text. Skeletal Development and Aging. Bone Development. Early Embryological Development. The Head, Neck and Dentition. The Vertebral Column. The Thorax. The Pectoral Girdle. The Upper Limb. The Pelvic Girdle. The Lower Limb. Appendices. Bibliography. Index.

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Louise Scheuer teaches anatomy and dental anatomy to undergraduates, and forensic and archaeological osteology at the postgraduate level at various medical schools thoughout London. She holds degrees in zoology and anatomy, and is particularly interested are in the developmental anatomy of the juvenile skeletons, the biology of past peoples, and in the field of skeletal identification in forensic investigations. Sue Black holds a Ph.D. Human Anatomy. She has done research into methods of identification from human skeleton. Her research interests include all aspects of skeletal identification, particularly in relation to forensic investigations.

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