Skeletal Function and Form: Mechanobiology of Skeletal Development, Aging, and Regeneration by Dennis R. CarterSkeletal Function and Form: Mechanobiology of Skeletal Development, Aging, and Regeneration by Dennis R. Carter

Skeletal Function and Form: Mechanobiology of Skeletal Development, Aging, and Regeneration

byDennis R. Carter, Gary S. Beaupré

Paperback | August 27, 2007

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The intimate relationship between form and function inherent in the design of animals is perhaps nowhere more evident than in the musculoskeletal system. This book, about how function determines form, addresses the role of mechanical factors in the development, adaptation, maintenance, aging, and repair of skeletal tissues. The authors refer to this process as mechanobiology and develop their theme within an evolutionary framework. They show how degenerative disorders such as arthritis and osteoporosis are regulated by the same mechanical processes that influence normal development and growth. Skeletal Function and Form bridges important gaps among disciplines, providing a common ground for a multidisciplinary understanding.
Title:Skeletal Function and Form: Mechanobiology of Skeletal Development, Aging, and RegenerationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 9.96 × 6.97 × 0.71 inPublished:August 27, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521714753

ISBN - 13:9780521714754

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Form and function; 2. Skeletal tissue histomorphology and mechanics; 3. Cartilage differentiation and growth; 4. Perichondral and periosteal ossification; 5. Endochondral growth and ossification; 6. Cancellous bone; 7. Skeletal tissue regeneration; 8. Articular cartilage development and destruction; 9. Mechanobiology in skeletal evolution; 10. The physical nature of living things; Appendix A. Material characteristics; Appendix B. Structural characteristics; Appendix C. Failure characteristics; Index.

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"The preface to Skeletal Function and Form states that the main goal of the book is to demonstrate that function determines form. In a wide variety of ways, the authors succeed admirably.... This book also has appeal for students of many biological disciplines because of the emphasis on evolutionary changes that affect organisms at many taxonomic levels.... It is at a level of sophistication and covers its intended ground in sufficient depth for serious students of biomechanics, evolutionary biology, and skeletal development and growth. As a functional morphologist, human anatomist, evolutionist, and vertebrate paleontologist, I found many answers to important questions that I have not seen addressed elsewhere, particularly discussed in a comparative, functional, and evolutionary context in a single location. I recommend the book as an excellent reference and an enjoyable read!" Journal of Mammalogy