A classic in its field, Human Osteology has been used by students and professionals for nearly two decades. Now revised and updated for a third edition, the book continues to build on its foundation of detailed photographs and practical real-world application of science. New information, expanded coverage of existing chapters, and additional supportive photographs keep this book current and valuable for both classroom and field work.
Osteologists, archaeologists, anatomists, forensic scientists, and paleontologists will all find practical information on accurately identifying, recovering, and analysing and reporting on human skeletal remains and on making correct deductions from those remains.
- From the world renowned and best-selling team of osteologist Tim D. White, Michael T. Black and photographer Pieter A. Folkens
- Includes hundreds of exceptional photographs in exquisite detail showing the maximum amount of anatomical information
- Features updated and expanded coverage including forensic damage to bone and updated case study examples
- Presents life sized images of skeletal parts for ease of study and reference
The pictures in this book are incredible, and the text is well-written and very helpful for anyone who is trying to memorize or learn about the human skeleton, as well as those who are just mildly interested in it. I bought it to use for his Human Paleontology class at UC Berkeley (he gives an osteology quiz at the beginning of the semester–aaaaah!) and now I am always referring back to it. The whole package is probably upper division college material but the text is clear and understandable, and I would recommend it to anyone just on account of the pictures. It’s definitely a book I’ll hang onto for a long time.
I used the old edition of this book for a class I took a year ago. I studied this book intensely, and have read it cover-to-cover at least 4 times. I am going to be a teaching assistant for the same class in the fall, and am very excited that the professor is using the new edition. While the old edition was excellent, the new edition offers so much more. It goes much deeper into the explanations as well as offering detailed images of the muscle markings, as opposed to the old edition, which briefly mentioned the muscle attachments but did not go into detail. I am very pleased with this book, and as a student, I found it was one of the few textbooks that actually helped me learn in a class.
A tersely-written, succint and comprehensive overview of the human skeleton, including sections on analytical methods currently employed by physical anthropologists. These include age/sex assessment, excavation/recovery guides, photographic methods, stature/ancestry assessment, palaeopathology and population biology. Three case studies, from the fields of hominid palaeontology, archaeology and forensic anthropology are also included to add depth to the methods and procedures discussed. Despite being first published almost ten years ago, White’s superb and succint writing style makes many recent publications appear superfluous by comparison. Probably the best book of its kind ever written.
Product Details :
- Hardcover: 688 pages
- Publisher: Academic Press; 3 edition (March 16, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0123741343
- ISBN-13: 978-0123741349
- Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 8.6 x 10.8 inches