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Author Huskey, Steve, 1973- author.

Title The skeleton revealed : an illustrated tour of the vertebrates / Steve Huskey.

Publication Info. Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource (346 pages) : illustrations
Note Includes index.
Print version record.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.
Summary "The vertebrate skeleton is one of nature's most amazing feats. Composed of cartilage and bone, it forms the supportive structure for all the remaining aspects of our anatomy. Stripped of skin, we can see the body's fascinating underlying architecture. In this one-of-a-kind book, biologist and skeletal reconstructionist Steve Huskey lays bare the vertebrate skeleton, providing a guided tour of the nuanced differences among the many featured vertebrate species. Using skeletal preparations he has spent decades assembling, Huskey helps us understand why animals live the way they do. He shows us the jaw and fang structures that allow venomous snakes to both kill and consume their prey whole. We see that the eastern mole is built like a weightlifter, allowing it to "swim through soil." Startling images demonstrate that the odd-looking trumpetfish is built not for music but for suction, with a skull that expands to vacuum in its prey. The pages of The Skeleton Revealed illuminate not only the elegance of each skeleton, but also the natural history story each skeleton tells. Come along--let's take a voyage through the boneyard."--Back cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Skeleton.
Skeleton -- Pictorial works.
Illustrated books.
MEDICAL -- Anatomy.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Human Anatomy & Physiology.
Illustrated books. (OCoLC)fst00967377
Skeleton. (OCoLC)fst01119932
Vertebrates. (OCoLC)fst01165545
Genre/Form Pictorial Work.
Illustrated works. (OCoLC)fst01423873
Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Illustrated works.
Other Form: Print version: Huskey, Steve, 1973- Skeleton revealed 9781421421483 (DLC) 2016010142 (OCoLC)962750029
ISBN 9781421421490 (electronic bk.)
1421421496 (electronic bk.)
1421421496 (electronic book)
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