Steve Parker, 1952-

Book - 2004

Discusses the evolution, structure and function of the human and animal skeletal systems.

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Eyewitness books
DK eyewitness books
Dorling Kindersley eyewitness books
New York, N.Y. : DK 2004.
Rev. ed
Item Description
Prev. ed. published: 1988.
Physical Description
72 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Main Author
Steve Parker, 1952- (-)
Other Authors
Philip Dowell (illustrator)
  • Human skeleton
  • From bone to stone
  • Mammals
  • Birds
  • Fish, reptiles, and amphibians
  • Skeletons on the outside
  • Marine exoskeletons
  • The human skull and teeth
  • How the skull is built
  • Animal skulls
  • Animal senses
  • Jaws and feeding
  • Animal teeth
  • The human spine
  • Animal backbones
  • The rib cage
  • Human hip bones
  • Animal hip bones
  • The human arm and hand
  • Arms, wings, and flippers
  • Animal shoulder blades
  • The human leg and foot
  • Animal legs
  • The largest and smallest bones
  • Structure and repair of bones
  • Glossary of bone names.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Discusses the evolution, structure, and function of the human and animal skeletal systems.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Discover the story of human and animal skeletons&;their evolution, structure, and function with DK Eyewitness Books: Skeleton. The skeleton is the framework of the body as it supports, moves, and protects us. It examines in detail the construction of the skull, spine and rib cage, hands, arms, legs, and feet and comapres us to the bones of birds, reptiles, fish, and mammals. Learn about the 206 different bones and how they function in you! The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.