The Juvenile Skeleton

Hardcover | August 10, 2004

byLouise Scheuer, Sue BlackEditorLouise Scheuer

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The identification of even the smallest human fetal bone can be vital to the success of a criminal investigation or to the identification of the deceased. This book examines every bone in the human body from its earliest embryological stage through to maturity and is profusely illustrated with superb bone drawings at every stage of development. The ability to identify every component of the developing skeleton is of core relevance not only to the forensic profession but also to clinicians, skeletal biologists and physical anthropologists. KEY FEATURES:*Identifies every component of the developing skeleton *Provides detailed analysis of juvenile skeletal remains and the development of bone as a tissue *Summarizes key morphological stages in the development of every bone

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The identification of even the smallest human fetal bone can be vital to the success of a criminal investigation or to the identification of the deceased. This book examines every bone in the human body from its earliest embryological stage through to maturity and is profusely illustrated with superb bone drawings at every stage of dev...

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The correct identification of the skeletal components of the juvenile skeleton is critical to the analysis of human remains. Without such information, it is impossible to establish the number of individuals represented or to ascertain their age at death. This book is an abridged version of the award-winningDevelopmental Juvenile Osteol...

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 pe...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:485 pages, 10.31 × 7.56 × 0.98 inPublished:August 10, 2004Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0121028216

ISBN - 13:9780121028213

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Table of Contents

Juvenile Skeletal Remains
Bone Development
Early Embryonic Development
The Head and Neck
The Dentition
Vertebral Column
Thorax
Pectoral Girdle
Upper Limb
Pelvic Girdle
Lower Limb

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"An invaluable reference...amazing use of detailed illustrations and descriptions..."
?Kirk A. McCullough, University of Kansas Medical Center for DOODY'S