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Skeleton keys : the secret life of bone / Brian Switek.

Switek, Brian, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kenton County.

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Erlanger Branch 611.71 S979s 2019 (Text) 33126022606333 New Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780399184901
  • ISBN: 0399184902
  • Physical Description: 276 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2019.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Human skeleton.

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