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.
Es gibt keine Garantie für Gerechtigkeit. Santa Barbara in den frühen 1970ern. Richard Bone, der seine Frau und seine Kinder verlassen hat, um sich mit dem Verführen reicher Touristinnen durchs Leben zu schlagen, beobachtet eines Nachts, wie eine Leiche in einem Mülleimer entsorgt wird. Als er am nächsten Tag das Foto des Redneck-Millionärs J.J. Wolfe in der Zeitung sieht, glaubt er, den Mörder wiederzuerkennen. An der Seite seines Freundes Cutter, einem zynischen, versehrten Vietnamveteranen, beginnt die Jagd auf einen Mörder, der sie bis in die Ozarks führt.
Charlie Bone ist mal wieder in Schwierigkeiten. Ein äußerst widerlicher Schüler klebt wie ein Blutegel an ihm und vertreibt seine Freunde. Dabei braucht Charlie seine Vertrauten gerade jetzt ganz dringend. Der Wolfsjunge Asa ist spurlos verschwunden, grässliche Steinfiguren werden von einem Zauberer zum Leben erweckt und der geheimnisvolle Rote Ritter lässt sich ein Schwert schmieden, das ihn unbesiegbar macht ...
Ein düsteres Gemälde bringt Charlie Bone und seinen Freunden jede Menge Scherereien. Wer in das verhexte Bild hineingezogen wird, landet im Reich des finsteren Schattenlords. Dort funkeln niemals die Sterne und fiese Wächter lauern überall. Charlie will die Gefangenen des Lords befreien und bekommt dabei am eigenen Leib zu spüren, wie überaus mächtig sein Gegner ist ...
Kaum hat sich Charlie daran gewöhnt, dass Bilder zu ihm sprechen, gehen hinter den düsteren Mauern der Bloor-Akademie schon wieder seltsame Dinge vor sich: Ein Reisender aus der Vergangenheit muss um sein Leben fürchten, ein magischer Gegenstand wird verzweifelt gesucht und dann geistert auch noch eine geheimnisvolle schwarze Frau herum.
FOLGE DEM MAGISCHEN VERMÄCHTNIS DES ROTEN KÖNIGS. Charlie Bone ist ein ganz normaler Junge. Zumindest glaubt er das, bis plötzlich eines Tages ein Foto zu ihm spricht. Hocherfreut über die magische Gabe ihres Enkels, schickt Grandma Bone Charlie auf die Bloor-Akademie, eine Schule für außergewöhnlich begabte Kinder. Der Beginn eines haarsträubenden Abenteuers, in dem drei düstere Tanten, ein geheimnisvoller Kasten und ein verschwundenes Mädchen eine wichtige Rolle spielen.
With five starred reviews, Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy debut, and instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, conjures a world of magic and danger, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir. They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy. "A phenomenon." —Entertainment Weekly “The epic I’ve been waiting for.” —New York Times-bestselling author Marie Lu “You will be changed. You will be ready to rise up and reclaim your own magic!” —New York Times-bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton “The next big thing in literature and film.” —Ebony “One of the biggest young adult fiction debut book deals of theyear.” —Teen Vogue This title has Common Core connections. #1 New York Times bestseller, March 14, 2018
Es ist ein beeindruckendes Fotobuch zu einem "unheimlichen Reiseziel". Sedlec ist ein Stadtteil von Kutna Hora (Kuttenberg)und beherbergt ebenso wie die anderen Stadtteile von Kutna Hora viele außergewöhnliche Denkmäler und architektonische Bauleistungen vor allem erkennbar an den Kirchen und Kathedralen. Da Kutna Hora einen wichtigen historischen Kern besitzt, gehört sie auch seit 1995 zum UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe. Etwa 70 km von Prag entfernt liegt liegt in Sedletz (Sedlec), einem Ortsteil von Kutna Hora, das weltberühmte und einzigartige Beinhaus. Sedletz-Ossarium, wie dieses Beinhaus genannt wird liegt direkt unter der Allerheiligenkirche auf dem Friedhof von Sedletz. Hier werden an die 40.000 echte menschliche Skelette aufbewahrt und etwa 10.000 von diesen wurden zu einem künstlerischen Gesamtmeisterwerk verarbeitet. Fotografien als Memento Mori Die Fotografien von Alois Gmeiner, sein Spiel mit Licht und Schatten in diesem Buch sind beeindruckend. Schwarz und düster, geben seine Fotografien die magisch festliche Stimmung dieses Ortes perfekt wieder.
A comprehensive description of macroscopic, microscopic, and radiological methods for the diagnosis of bone diseases. The book presents all the procedures involved in diagnosis, using not only radiological and histological techniques, but also modern immunohistochemical and scintigraphic methods. Succinct and well-structured therapeutic recommendations are provided for an array of bone diseases, making this a practice-oriented reference work for pathologists, radiologists, rheumatologists, and orthopedists.
"This resource for clinicians and students describes surgical methods developed at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for the management of disorders of the ear. Well-illustrated throughout with color photographs and drawings, the volume is organized on the basis of clinical problems presented by otologic patients, rather than by category of surgical procedure. Forty-six chapters address such topics as imaging of the temporal bone, cochlear implantation, and neurectomy procedures for vertigo. The second edition also features new information on superior canal dehiscence syndrome and facial reanimation surgery. Annotation : 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)"--[source inconnue].
Bone research in recent years has generated much new knowledge, in large measure because of the broad public health implications of osteoporosis and related bone disorders. Bone Formation, the first in a series entitled Topics in Bone Biology, evaluates this new information and formulates novel insights and hypotheses within the broad framework of current knowledge. An easy-to handle and to read work, with concise reviews that are extensively referenced, the chapters in this book are written by internationally known authorities. Particular emphasis is on osteoporosis and related disorders of diminished bone formation. Among the general topics treated is a chapter on biomechanical aspects of bone formation, not often considered in relation to diseases of bone formation. The book constitutes essential reading for those entering the field of bone biology and those who wish to become familiar with up-to-date information in a particular area of bone research.
Bone Pathology is the second edition of the book, A Compendium of Skeletal Pathology that published 10 years ago. Similar to the prior edition, this book complements standard pathology texts and blends new but relatively established information on the molecular biology of the bone. Serving as a bench-side companion to the surgical pathologist, this new edition reflects new advances in our understanding of the molecular biology of bone. New chapters on soft-tissue sarcomas and soft-tissue tumors have been added as well as several additional chapters such as Soft-tissue pathology and Biomechanics. The volume is written by experts who are established in the field of musculoskeletal diseases. Bone Pathology is a combined effort from authors of different specialties including surgeons, pathologists, radiologists and basic scientists all of whom have in common an interest in bone diseases. It will be of great value to surgical pathology residents as well as practicing pathologists, skeletal radiologists, orthopedic surgeons and medical students.
Sydney Lou Bonnick, MD, FACP, and Lori Ann Lewis, MRT, CDT, have updated and expanded their highly praised Bone Densitometry for Technologists to reflect the latest standards and developments in the field. Here radiologic technologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and dedicated densitometry technologists can find new guidelines for bone density testing, new therapies for osteoporosis, and new treatment guidelines for osteoporosis, as well as new chapters on pediatric densitometry, body composition assessments, and the use of skeletal morphometry in diagnosis and fracture risk prediction.
In parts of Korea and China, moon bears, black but for the crescent-shaped patch of white on their chests, are captured in the wild and brought to "bear farms" where they are imprisoned in squeeze cages, and a steel catheter is inserted into their gall bladders. The dripping bile is collected as a cure for ailments ranging from an upset stomach to skin burns. The bear may live as long as fifteen years in this state. Rhinos are being illegally poached for their horns, as are tigers for their bones, thought to improve virility. Booming economies and growing wealth in parts of Asia are increasing demand for these precious medicinals. Already endangered species are being sacrificed for temporary treatments for nausea and erectile dysfunction. Richard Ellis, one of the world's foremost experts in wildlife extinction, brings his alarm to the pages of Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn, in the hope that through an exposure of this drug trade, something can be done to save the animals most direly threatened. Trade in animal parts for traditional Chinese medicine is a leading cause of species endangerment in Asia, and poaching is increasing at an alarming rate. Most of traditional Chinese medicine relies on herbs and other plants, and is not a cause for concern. Ellis illuminates those aspects of traditional medicine, but as wildlife habitats are shrinking for the hunted large species, the situation is becoming ever more critical. One hundred years ago, there were probably 100,000 tigers in India, South China, Sumatra, Bali, Java, and the Russian Far East. The South Chinese, Caspian, Balinese, and Javan species are extinct. There are now fewer than 5,000 tigers in all of India, and the numbers are dropping fast. There are five species of rhinoceros--three in Asia and two in Africa--and all have been hunted to near extinction so their horns can be ground into powder, not for aphrodisiacs, as commonly thought, but for ailments ranging from arthritis to depression. In 1930, there were 80,000 black rhinos in Africa. Now there are fewer than 2,500. Tigers, bears, and rhinos are not the only animals pursued for the sake of alleviating human ills--the list includes musk deer, sharks, saiga antelope, seahorses, porcupines, monkeys, beavers, and sea lions--but the dwindling numbers of those rare species call us to attention. Ellis tells us what has been done successfully, and contemplates what can and must be done to save these animals or, sadly, our children will witness the extinction of tigers, rhinos, and moon bears in their lifetime.
Presents a history of such technology as X-rays, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound, and shows the effects of their use in literature, art, movies, and legal cases
Biophysical Bone Behaviour: Principles and Applications is the culmination of efforts to relate the biophysical phenomena in bone to bone growth and electrical behavior. Behari develops a bridge between physics and biology of bone leading to its clinical applications, primarily electro stimulations in fracture healing and osteoporosis. The book is based upon authors own research work and his review articles in the area, and updated with the latest research results. The first book dedicated to biophysical bone behavior Develops the relationship between the biophysics and biology of bone into an integral unit Spans basic biophysical studies and clinical applications Links the various topics together to give readers a holistic understanding of the area Presents all major research findings about bone and biophysics Readers can access the full list of references at the companion website: www.wiley.com/go/behari
This collection of articles by leading orthopedic and craniofacial surgeons and researchers comprehensively reviews the biology of bone formation and repair, the basic science of autologous bone graft, allograft, bone substitutes, and growth factors, and explore their clinical application in patients with bone repair problems.
Bone densitometry (BD) is an extraordinary clinical tool. It provides a safe, non-invasive window to the skeleton. Through that window, a physician can obtain vital clinical information that enhances diagnosis and improves patient management. Further, much has changed in the last decade to make bone densitometry the especially fascinating field of medicine it is today, incorporating imaging, physics, quantitative analysis, statistics, and computer technology -- all applied in the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis. No text details the state-of-the-art and value of densitometry better than Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice: Applications and Interpretation, Third Edition. Written by renowned expert Sydney Lou Bonnick, MD, this edition improves remarkably on her highly regarded previous volumes, with a significant update and expansion of material. New chapters reflect densitometry’s growing applications as well as the evolving needs of the densitometrist. New material on radiation safety and assessment for secondary causes of bone fragility is included, and the text also incorporates material from the recent ISCD Position Development Conferences (PDC’s), both the 4th adult and the 1st pediatric. Moreover, an entire appendix devoted to the PDCs has been added, providing solutions to many unanswered questions concerning bone densitometry applications. Comprehensive and invaluable, Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice: Application and Interpretation, Third Edition offers all primary care physicians and specialists the ideal reference for practicing state-of-the-art bone densitometry and caring for patients with, or at risk for, osteoporosis.

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