Human and Nonhuman Bone Identification
A Color Atlas
By (author) Diane L. France
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Human and Nonhuman Bone Identification by Diane L. France
Book DescriptionWhen a bone of unknown origin is found at a location, forensic implications arise immediately. Is this bone human, and if so, is it evidence of a murder? Human and Non-Human Bone Identification: A Color Atlas presents a comprehensive handbook of photographs and other information essential for law enforcement and forensic anthropologists when examining skeletal remains and determining species and body parts. Presenting over 3000 color photographs, this atlas is a practical comparative guide to the differences among species for nearly all bones in the body. Useful in either the laboratory or the field, it features images of the types of bones that are most commonly discovered, and provides annotations pointing out salient features. The book begins with a section on general osteology and explains the major anatomical differences between humans and other animals. It compares human and non-human bones, categorized by type of bone, and includes most of the major bones in humans and non-humans. The third section discusses non-human skeletal elements, categorized by species, and explores numerous skeletal elements within those species. This book is also available on a fully searchable DVD: Catalog no. 62964 Includes Bones from the Following Species! Moose Elk Deer Bison Cow Antelope Mountain Sheep Domestic Sheep Llama Horse Bear Wolf Coyote Domestic dog Mountain lion Bobcat Raccoon Badger Skunk River Otter Beaver Porcupine Marmot Prairie dog Rabbit Norway rat Squirrel Armadillo Opossum Vampire bat Seal Written by Diane L. France, one of the most respected forensic anthropologists in the world, this supremely organized atlas helps those tasked with bone identification to quickly and efficiently determine the origin of discovered remains and plan the appropriate course of action.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781420062861
(276mm x 219mm x 36mm)
Imprint: CRC Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Human and Nonhuman Bone Identification, Paperback (December 2010)» View all books by Diane L. France
Designed for comparative osteology outside the laboratory, this field guide extracts more than 1300 of the most representative illustrations from the more than 3000 contained within the "Human and Nonhuman Bone Identification: A Color Atlas". It presents photographs of specimens commonly mistaken for human and shows them from different angles.
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Author Biography - Diane L. France
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA
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