Behavior in our Bones

Behavior in our Bones
Author: Cara Stella Hirst
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN 10: 9780128213834
ISBN 13: 0128213833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behavior in our Bones Book Review:

There is a wealth of research papers, spanning multiple fields, that investigates morphological changes in the human skeleton in relation to behaviour and biomechanics. Finding this information is time consuming and often not accessible. Behavior in our Bones: How Human Behavior Influences Skeletal Morphology brings this information together in one source and provides an accessible approach to this topic, demonstrating the variation in this research while simultaneously covering the topic in sufficient detail for use in research. This resource provides a clear and consistent narrative, with each chapter having a similar structure, clearly building upon evidence for behavior reconstruction from morphological changes before discussing the archaeological/anthropological research and value. This resource is an in-depth and comprehensive introduction to theories and research that have allowed archaeologists/anthropologists to infer behavior and behavioral changes among past populations. Bridges the gap between the basic concepts of the field and details to the reader how various methods can be employed to examine morphological differences and interpret the findings Provides a comprehensive discussion of morphological changes to the skeletal related to human behaviors Explains the basic concepts of bone remodelling and morphological variation before bringing together research from those currently working in the field to demonstrate how these concepts are applied Reviews the analytical methods currently in use which is good as this is particularly confusing to students and would benefit from clarification. Includes a summary table at the end of each chapter detailing research discussed

Bones Genetics and Behavior of Rhesus Macaques

Bones  Genetics  and Behavior of Rhesus Macaques
Author: Qian Wang
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2011-11-09
ISBN 10: 9781461410461
ISBN 13: 1461410460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bones Genetics and Behavior of Rhesus Macaques Book Review:

Foreword by Phillip V. Tobias The introduction of rhesus macaques to Cayo Santiago, Puerto Rico in 1938, and the subsequent development of the CPRC for biomedical research, continues its long history of stimulating studies in physical anthropology. The CPRC monkey colonies, and the precise demographic data on the derived skeletal collection in the Center’s Laboratory of Primate Morphology and Genetics (LPMG), provide rare opportunities for morphological, developmental, functional, genetic, and behavioral studies across the life span of rhesus macaques as a species, and as a primate model for humans. The book grows out of a symposium Wang is organizing for the 78th annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists to be held in April 2009. This symposium will highlight recent and ongoing research in, or related to, physical anthropology, and reveal the numerous research opportunities that still exist at this unusual rhesus facility. Following an initial historical review of CPRC and its research activities, this book will emphasize recent and current researches on growth, function, genetics, pathology, aging, and behavior, and the impact of these researches on our understanding of rhesus and human morphology, development, genetics, and behavior. Fourteen researchers will present recent and current studies on morphology, genetics, and behavior, with relevance to primate and human growth, health, and evolution. The book will include not only papers presented in the symposium, but also papers from individuals who could not present their work at the meeting due to limitations in the maximum number (14) of permitted speakers.

Skulls and Bones

Skulls and Bones
Author: Glenn Searfoss
Publsiher: Stackpole Books
Total Pages: 277
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780811725712
ISBN 13: 0811725715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Skulls and Bones Book Review:

How to identify mammal bones and comprehend what the structures indicate about each animal's lifestyle.

Encyclopedia of Bone Biology

Encyclopedia of Bone Biology
Author: Mone Zaidi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 2250
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN 10: 9780128140819
ISBN 13: 012814081X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Bone Biology Book Review:

Encyclopedia of Bone Biology covers hot topics from within the rapidly expanding field of bone biology and skeletal research, enabling a complete understanding of both bone physiology and its relation to other organs and pathophysiology. This encyclopedia will serve as a vital resource for those involved in bone research, research in other fields that cross link with bone, such as metabolism and immunology, and physicians who treat bone diseases. Each article provides a comprehensive overview of the selected topic to inform a broad spectrum of readers from advanced undergraduate students to research professionals. Chapters also explore the latest advances and hot topics that have emerged in recent years, including the Hematopoietic Niche and Nuclear Receptors. In the electronic edition, each chapter will include hyperlinked references and further readings as well as cross-references to related articles. Incorporates perspectives from experts working within the domains of biomedicine, including physiology, pathobiology, pharmacology, immunology, endocrinology, orthopedics and metabolism Provides an authoritative introduction for non-specialists and readers from undergraduate level upwards, as well as up-to-date foundational content for those familiar with the field Includes multimedia features, cross-references and color images/videos

Behaviour Behind Bones

Behaviour Behind Bones
Author: Sharyn Jones O'Day,Wim Van Neer,Anton Ervynck
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2003-12-01
ISBN 10: 1782979131
ISBN 13: 9781782979135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behaviour Behind Bones Book Review:

This book is the first in a series of volumes which form the published proceedings of the 9th meeting of the International Council of Archaeozoology (ICAZ), held in Durham in 2002. The 35 papers present a series of case studies from around the world. They stretch beyond the standard zooarchaeological topics of economy and ecology, and consider how zooarchaeological research can contribute to our understanding of human behaviour and social systems. The volume is divided into two parts. Part 1, Beyond Calories, focuses on the zooarchaeology of ritual and religion. Contributors discuss ways to approach questions of ritual and religion through the faunal record, and consider how material culture depicting and/or associated with animals can provides clues about ideology, religious practices and the role of animals within spiritual systems. Part 2, Equations for Inequality, looks at questions of identity, status and other forms of social differentiation in former human societies. Contributors discuss how differences in food consumption, nutrition, and food procurement strategies can be related to various forms of social differentiation among individuals and groups.

Bones Would Rain from the Sky

Bones Would Rain from the Sky
Author: Suzanne Clothier
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-11-29
ISBN 10: 9780446571036
ISBN 13: 0446571032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bones Would Rain from the Sky Book Review:

Akin to Monty Roberts's The Man Who Listens to Horses and going light-years beyond The Hidden Life of Dogs, this extraordinary book takes a radical new direction in understanding our life with canines and offers us astonishing new lessons about our pets. From changing the misbehaviors and habits that upset us, to seeing the world from their unique and natural perspective, to finding a deep connection with another being, BONES WOULD RAIN FROM THE SKY will help you receive an incomparable gift: a profound, lifelong relationship with the dog you love.

The Analysis of Animal Bones from Archeological Sites

The Analysis of Animal Bones from Archeological Sites
Author: Richard G. Klein,Kathryn Cruz-Uribe
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 1984
ISBN 10: 0226439585
ISBN 13: 9780226439587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Analysis of Animal Bones from Archeological Sites Book Review:

In growing numbers, archeologists are specializing in the analysis of excavated animal bones as clues to the environment and behavior of ancient peoples. This pathbreaking work provides a detailed discussion of the outstanding issues and methods of bone studies that will interest zooarcheologists as well as paleontologists who focus on reconstructing ecologies from bones. Because large samples of bones from archeological sites require tedious and time-consuming analysis, the authors also offer a set of computer programs that will greatly simplify the bone specialist's job. After setting forth the interpretive framework that governs their use of numbers in faunal analysis, Richard G. Klein and Kathryn Cruz-Uribe survey various measures of taxonomic abundance, review methods for estimating the sex and age composition of a fossil species sample, and then give examples to show how these measures and sex/age profiles can provide useful information about the past. In the second part of their book, the authors present the computer programs used to calculate and analyze each numerical measure or count discussed in the earlier chapters. These elegant and original programs, written in BASIC, can easily be used by anyone with a microcomputer or with access to large mainframe computers.

Physical Activity Health

Physical Activity   Health
Author: Kotecki
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 666
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN 10: 1284102300
ISBN 13: 9781284102307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Activity Health Book Review:

Physical Activity and Health, Fifth Edition offers expert knowledge based on the latest scientific evidence from physical activity and health research along with a variety of instructive elements that assist and encourage students in developing a personalized physical activity and health plan. The goal of the book is to introduce concepts and to develop the skills and interest to make physical activity a life-long habit. This text equips students with the information, skills, and practical know-how to gain control of their health and decide what to do and how and when to do it.

Orthopaedic Biomechanics

Orthopaedic Biomechanics
Author: Beth A. Winkelstein
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 639
Release: 2012-12-18
ISBN 10: 1439860947
ISBN 13: 9781439860946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orthopaedic Biomechanics Book Review:

Given the strong current attention of orthopaedic, biomechanical, and biomedical engineering research on translational capabilities for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of clinical disease states, the need for reviews of the state-of-art and current needs in orthopaedics is very timely. Orthopaedic Biomechanics provides an in-depth review of the current knowledge of orthopaedic biomechanics across all tissues in the musculoskeletal system, at all size scales, and with direct relevance to engineering and clinical applications. Discussing the relationship between mechanical loading, function, and biological performance, it first reviews basic structure-function relationships for most major orthopedic tissue types followed by the most-relevant structures of the body. It then addresses multiscale modeling and biologic considerations. It concludes with a look at applications of biomechanics, focusing on recent advances in theory, technology and applied engineering approaches. With contributions from leaders in the field, the book presents state-of-the-art findings, techniques, and perspectives. Much of orthopaedic, biomechanical, and biomedical engineering research is directed at the translational capabilities for the "real world". Addressing this from the perspective of diagnostics, prevention, and treatment in orthopaedic biomechanics, the book supplies novel perspectives for the interdisciplinary approaches required to translate orthopaedic biomechanics to today’s real world.

Beaks Bones and Bird Songs

Beaks  Bones and Bird Songs
Author: Roger Lederer
Publsiher: Timber Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2016-06-22
ISBN 10: 1604696486
ISBN 13: 9781604696486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beaks Bones and Bird Songs Book Review:

“Reveals the strange and wondrous adaptations birds rely on to get by.” —National Audubon Society When we see a bird flying from branch to branch happily chirping, it is easy to imagine they lead a simple life of freedom, flight, and feathers. What we don’t see is the arduous, life-threatening challenges they face at every moment. Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs guides the reader through the myriad, and often almost miraculous, things that birds do every day to merely stay alive. Like the goldfinch, which manages extreme weather changes by doubling the density of its plumage in winter. Or urban birds, which navigate traffic through a keen understanding of posted speed limits. In engaging and accessible prose, Roger Lederer shares how and why birds use their sensory abilities to see ultraviolet, find food without seeing it, fly thousands of miles without stopping, change their songs in noisy cities, navigate by smell, and much more.

Comparing Behavior

Comparing Behavior
Author: D. W. Rajecki
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-05-22
ISBN 10: 1317769287
ISBN 13: 9781317769286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparing Behavior Book Review:

First published in 1983. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Darwin and the Emergence of Evolutionary Theories of Mind and Behavior

Darwin and the Emergence of Evolutionary Theories of Mind and Behavior
Author: Robert J. Richards
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 718
Release: 1989-07-15
ISBN 10: 0226712001
ISBN 13: 9780226712000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Darwin and the Emergence of Evolutionary Theories of Mind and Behavior Book Review:

With insight and wit, Robert J. Richards focuses on the development of evolutionary theories of mind and behavior from their first distinct appearance in the eighteenth century to their controversial state today. Particularly important in the nineteenth century were Charles Darwin's ideas about instinct, reason, and morality, which Richards considers against the background of Darwin's personality, training, scientific and cultural concerns, and intellectual community. Many critics have argued that the Darwinian revolution stripped nature of moral purpose and ethically neutered the human animal. Richards contends, however, that Darwin, Herbert Spencer, and their disciples attempted to reanimate moral life, believing that the evolutionary process gave heart to unselfish, altruistic behavior. "Richards's book is now the obvious introduction to the history of ideas about mind and behavior in the nineteenth century."—Mark Ridley, Times Literary Supplement "Not since the publication of Michael Ghiselin's The Triumph of the Darwinian Method has there been such an ambitious, challenging, and methodologically self-conscious interpretation of the rise and development and evolutionary theories and Darwin's role therein."—John C. Greene, Science "His book . . . triumphantly achieves the goal of all great scholarship: it not only informs us, but shows us why becoming thus informed is essential to understanding our own issues and projects."—Daniel C. Dennett, Philosophy of Science

Shadows In Our Bones

Shadows In Our Bones
Author: Tamara Merrill
Publsiher: CALI PRESS
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 1733855513
ISBN 13: 9781733855518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadows In Our Bones Book Review:

The past is never truly forgotten. Shadows In Our Bones is based on real events and actual persons. The story traces how greed, societal forces, religion, eugenics and racial prejudice came together in a shameful and shocking way on a small, wooded island off the coast of Maine. The atrocious events that occurred on Malaga Island and how they impacted the lives of the residents and their descendants continue to echo through the years. Their impact is felt in many ways and by many lives. The attitudes and actions of both past and present generations are revealed. In 1903, Cora Lane, vacationing with her missionary parents on nearby Horse Island, is introduced to a community on Malaga Island that the press has labeled “degenerate half-breeds.” They are of mixed race, a circumstance that promotes scorn, ridicule, and intolerance. More than a century later, Georgia O’Brien, a college professor, is questioning the beliefs and customs of today that result in racial prejudice, derision, and bigotry. As her mother fights for her life against cancer, Georgia and her family are challenged by secrets that upset their views concerning who they are and what they believe.


Author: Lisa Toney
Publsiher: Abingdon Press
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1426756968
ISBN 13: 9781426756962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thrive Book Review:

A practical guide to pursuing biblical righteousness--and living the life you were created for.

Secrets Inside Bones Brains and Beauty

Secrets Inside Bones  Brains and Beauty
Author: Joyce Shaffer
Publsiher: Joyce Shaffer
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780977041107
ISBN 13: 0977041107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Primate Adaptation and Evolution

Primate Adaptation and Evolution
Author: John G. Fleagle
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 596
Release: 1998-09-21
ISBN 10: 9780080492131
ISBN 13: 0080492134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primate Adaptation and Evolution Book Review:

John Fleagle has improved on his 1988 text by reconceptualizing chapters and by bringing new findings in functional and evolutionary approaches to bear on his synthesis of comparative primate data. The Second Edition provides a foundation upon which students can develop an understanding of our primate heritage. It features up-to-date information gained through academic training, laboratory experience and field research. This beautifully illustrated volume provides a comprehensive introductory text explaining the many aspects of primate biology and human evolution. Key Features * Provides up-to-date information about many aspects of primate biology and evolution * Contains a completely new chapter on primate communities * Presents totally revised chapters on primate origins, early anthropoids, and fossil platyrrhines * Includes an updated glossary, new illustrations, and a revised Classification of Order Primates * Succeeds as the best introductory text on primate evolution because it synthesizes and allows access to primary literature

Late Cretaceous Vertebrates from the Western Interior

Late Cretaceous Vertebrates from the Western Interior
Author: Spencer G. Lucas,Robert M. Sullivan
Publsiher: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Late Cretaceous Vertebrates from the Western Interior Book Review:

Behavior of Shelter Animals

Behavior of Shelter Animals
Author: Betty McGuire
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2021-08-30
ISBN 10: 3036508724
ISBN 13: 9783036508726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behavior of Shelter Animals Book Review:

This book has resulted from collaborative interactions between academic institutions and animal shelters. It contains a collection of eleven papers (one review and ten research articles) on the behavior of dogs and cats in animal shelters, which can be very challenging environments. The papers focus on stress and behaviors associated with stress; the effectiveness of shelter enrichment programs in reducing stress; the usefulness of shelter behavioral evaluations in predicting behavior and assessing adoptability; and interactions between humans and companion animals. The aim of this book is to provide information that will inform shelter programs and policies, and thereby improve the welfare of shelter animals.

TMS 2017 146th Annual Meeting Exhibition Supplemental Proceedings

TMS 2017 146th Annual Meeting   Exhibition Supplemental Proceedings
Author: The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society TMS
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 818
Release: 2017-02-18
ISBN 10: 3319514938
ISBN 13: 9783319514932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TMS 2017 146th Annual Meeting Exhibition Supplemental Proceedings Book Review:

This collection features papers presented at the 146th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society.


Author: John D. Currey
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2013-10-31
ISBN 10: 1400849500
ISBN 13: 9781400849505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bones Book Review:

This is a comprehensive and accessible overview of what is known about the structure and mechanics of bone, bones, and teeth. In it, John Currey incorporates critical new concepts and findings from the two decades of research since the publication of his highly regarded The Mechanical Adaptations of Bones. Crucially, Currey shows how bone structure and bone's mechanical properties are intimately bound up with each other and how the mechanical properties of the material interact with the structure of whole bones to produce an adapted structure. For bone tissue, the book discusses stiffness, strength, viscoelasticity, fatigue, and fracture mechanics properties. For whole bones, subjects dealt with include buckling, the optimum hollowness of long bones, impact fracture, and properties of cancellous bone. The effects of mineralization on stiffness and toughness and the role of microcracking in the fracture process receive particular attention. As a zoologist, Currey views bone and bones as solutions to the design problems that vertebrates have faced during their evolution and throughout the book considers what bones have been adapted to do. He covers the full range of bones and bony tissues, as well as dentin and enamel, and uses both human and non-human examples. Copiously illustrated, engagingly written, and assuming little in the way of prior knowledge or mathematical background, Bones is both an ideal introduction to the field and also a reference sure to be frequently consulted by practicing researchers.