Etched in Bone

Etched in Bone
Author: Anne Bishop
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN: 0451474503
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Etched in Bone Book Excerpt:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Anne Bishop returns to her world of the Others, as humans struggle to survive in the shadow of shapeshifters and vampires far more powerful than themselves... After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders—a primitive and lethal form of the Others—the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man’s-land beyond their borders—and the darkness... As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened when Lieutenant Montgomery’s shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings. With the humans on guard against one of their own, tensions rise, drawing the attention of the Elders, who are curious about the effect such an insignificant predator can have on a pack. But Meg knows the dangers, for she has seen in the cards how it will all end—with her standing beside a grave...

Manual of Forensic Taphonomy

Manual of Forensic Taphonomy
Author: James T. Pokines,Ericka N. L'Abbe,Steven A. Symes
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2021-12-22
ISBN: 1000480682
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manual of Forensic Taphonomy Book Excerpt:

The main goals in any forensic skeletal analysis are to answer who is the person represented (individualization), how that person died (trauma/pathology) and when that person died (the postmortem interval or PMI). The analyses necessary to generate the biological profile include the determination of human, nonhuman or nonosseous origin, the minimum number of individuals represented, age at death, sex, stature, ancestry, perimortem trauma, antemortem trauma, osseous pathology, odontology, and taphonomic effects—the postmortem modifications to a set of remains. The Manual of Forensic Taphonomy, Second Edition covers fundamental principles of these postmortem changes encountered during case analysis. Taphonomic processes can be highly destructive and subtract information from bones regarding their utility in determining other aspects of the biological profile, but they also can add information regarding the entire postmortem history of the remains and the relative timing of these effects. The taphonomic analyses outlined provide guidance on how to separate natural agencies from human-caused trauma. These analyses are also performed in conjunction with the field processing of recovery scenes and the interpretation of the site formation and their postdepositional history. The individual chapters categorize these alterations to skeletal remains, illustrate and explain their significance, and demonstrate differential diagnosis among them. Such observations may then be combined into higher-order patterns to aid forensic investigators in determining what happened to those remains in the interval from death to analysis, including the environment(s) in which the remains were deposited, including buried, terrestrial surface, marine, freshwater, or cultural contexts. Features Provides nearly 300 full-color illustrations of both common and rare taphonomic effects to bones, derived from actual forensic cases. • Presents new research including experimentation on recovery rates during surface search, timing of marine alterations, trophy skulls, taphonomic laboratory and field methods, laws regarding the relative timing of taphonomic effects, reptile taphonomy, human decomposition, and microscopic alterations by invertebrates to bones. • Explains and illustrates common taphonomic effects and clarifies standard terminology for uniformity and usage within in the field. While the book is primarily focused upon large vertebrate and specifically human skeletal remains, it effectively synthesizes data from human, ethological, geological/paleontological, paleoanthropological, archaeological artifactual, and zooarchaeological studies. Since these taphonomic processes affect other vertebrates in similar manners, The Manual of Forensic Taphonomy, Second Edition will be invaluable to a broad set of forensic and investigative disciplines.

Etched in Bone

Etched in Bone
Author: Adrian Phoenix
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-02-22
ISBN: 1439198683
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Etched in Bone Book Excerpt:

The fourth sizzling novel in the “lush, sexy, and thrilling” (Jeaniene Frost, New York Times bestselling author) Maker’s Song series follows the seductive vampire Dante as he faces an overwhelming choice. More beautiful and powerful than any creature the world has ever seen, Dante Baptiste has become the supreme target of the three worlds that spawned him. The mortal agents of the Shadow Branch have tried to control his mind through psychological torture. The vampire elders who guide nightkind society have plotted to use him in their bloodthirsty bid for power. And the Fallen have waited for millennia for Dante to claim his birthright as their Maker. But Dante belongs to no one—except the woman he loves. Determined to face the Fallen and the world on his own terms, Dante hopes to piece together his shattered past and claim his future, with FBI agent Heather Wallace at his side. But in Heather’s human family awaits an unexpected enemy. One who could rip Heather from Dante’s heart and fill the holes with bullets. One who could force Dante to choose his darkest destiny—as the Great Destroyer.

Implant Dentistry

Implant Dentistry
Author: Ilser Turkyilmaz
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2011-08-29
ISBN: 9533076585
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Implant Dentistry Book Excerpt:

Implant dentistry has come a long way since Dr. Branemark introduced the osseointegration concept with endosseous implants. The use of dental implants has increased exponentially in the last three decades. As implant treatment became more predictable, the benefits of therapy became evident. The demand for dental implants has fueled a rapid expansion of the market. Presently, general dentists and a variety of specialists offer implants as a solution to partial and complete edentulism. Implant dentistry continues to evolve and expand with the development of new surgical and prosthodontic techniques. The aim of Implant Dentistry - A Rapidly Evolving Practice, is to provide a comtemporary clinic resource for dentists who want to replace missing teeth with dental implants. It is a text that relates one chapter to every other chapter and integrates common threads among science, clinical experience and future concepts. This book consists of 23 chapters divided into five sections. We believe that, Implant Dentistry: A Rapidly Evolving Practice, will be a valuable source for dental students, post-graduate residents, general dentists and specialists who want to know more about dental implants.

Dental Implants and Bone Grafts Materials and Biological Issues

Dental Implants and Bone Grafts Materials and Biological Issues
Author: Hamdam Alghamdi,John Jansen
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN: 0081024789
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dental Implants and Bone Grafts Materials and Biological Issues Book Excerpt:

Dental Implants and Bone Grafts: Materials and Biological Issues brings together cutting-edge research to provide detailed coverage of biomaterials for alveolar bone replacement and reconstruction, enabling scientists and clinicians to gain a thorough knowledge of advances and applications in this field. As tooth loss and alveolar bony defects are common and pose a significant health problem in dental clinics, this book deals with timely topics, including alveolar bone structures and properties, mechanical function, pathological changes, material issues, reviews of biomaterials and tissue engineering for dental implants, design and surface modification, biological interaction and biocompatibility of dental implants, and new frontiers. This book is a highly valuable resource for scientists, clinicians and implantologists interested in the complex alveolar bone system and biomaterial and regenerative strategies for its reconstruction. Focuses on the structure, function and pathology of alveolar bone system Considers the issues involved in selecting alveolar bone biomaterials (dental implants and bone grafts) Discusses the requirements for optimal dental implant osseointegration and alveolar bone replacements/reconstruction Explains the biological basis of interactions between alveolar bone and biomaterials

Comprehensive Biomaterials II

Comprehensive Biomaterials II
Author: Kevin Healy,Dietmar W. Hutmacher,David W. Grainger,C. James Kirkpatrick
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 4858
Release: 2017-05-18
ISBN: 0081006926
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comprehensive Biomaterials II Book Excerpt:

Comprehensive Biomaterials II, Second Edition brings together the myriad facets of biomaterials into one expertly-written series of edited volumes. Articles address the current status of nearly all biomaterials in the field, their strengths and weaknesses, their future prospects, appropriate analytical methods and testing, device applications and performance, emerging candidate materials as competitors and disruptive technologies, research and development, regulatory management, commercial aspects, and applications, including medical applications. Detailed coverage is given to both new and emerging areas and the latest research in more traditional areas of the field. Particular attention is given to those areas in which major recent developments have taken place. This new edition, with 75% new or updated articles, will provide biomedical scientists in industry, government, academia, and research organizations with an accurate perspective on the field in a manner that is both accessible and thorough. Reviews the current status of nearly all biomaterials in the field by analyzing their strengths and weaknesses, performance, and future prospects Covers all significant emerging technologies in areas such as 3D printing of tissues, organs and scaffolds, cell encapsulation; multimodal delivery, cancer/vaccine - biomaterial applications, neural interface understanding, materials used for in situ imaging, and infection prevention and treatment Effectively describes the many modern aspects of biomaterials from basic science, to clinical applications

Bone Voyage

Bone Voyage
Author: Stanley Rhine
Publsiher: UNM Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780826319685
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bone Voyage Book Excerpt:

Drawing on cases he worked for the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator, Rhine demonstrates how unidentified skeletal remains indicate race, sex, age, height, and ultimately identity and how the specialist decodes skeletal anomalies to establish cause of death.

Dinosaurs Without Bones

Dinosaurs Without Bones
Author: Anthony J. Martin
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 683
Release: 2014-03-04
ISBN: 1480448028
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dinosaurs Without Bones Book Excerpt:

“[Bubbling] over with the joy of scientific discovery. . . . Great fun for anyone looking to revive their childhood dinosaur obsessions.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review What if we woke up one morning all of the dinosaur bones in the world were gone? How would we know these iconic animals had a 165-million year history on earth, and had adapted to all land-based environments from pole to pole? What clues would be left to discern not only their presence, but also to learn about their sex lives, raising of young, social lives, combat, and who ate who? What would it take for us to know how fast dinosaurs moved, whether they lived underground, climbed trees, or went for a swim? Welcome to the world of ichnology, the study of traces and trace fossils—such as tracks, trails, burrows, nests, toothmarks, and other vestiges of behavior—and how through these remarkable clues, we can explore and intuit the rich and complicated lives of dinosaurs. With a unique, detective-like approach, interpreting the forensic clues of these long-extinct animals that leave a much richer legacy than bones, Martin brings the wild world of the Mesozoic to life for the twenty-first-century reader.

Implant Surfaces and their Biological and Clinical Impact

Implant Surfaces and their Biological and Clinical Impact
Author: Ann Wennerberg,Tomas Albrektsson,Ryo Jimbo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2015-01-05
ISBN: 3662453797
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Implant Surfaces and their Biological and Clinical Impact Book Excerpt:

This book provides the reader with the knowledge required in order to understand the chemical, physical, mechanical, and topographical aspects of implant surfaces, as well as their impact on the biological response. Common ways to modify implant surfaces are described, and methods for the evaluation of surface properties are presented in an easy-to-read style. Experimental results that have contributed to surface modifications relevant for commercial available implants are presented, with emphasis on in vivo and clinical studies. While the focus is primarily on surface modifications at the micrometer and nanometer levels, alterations at the millimeter level are also covered, including thread designs and their possible influence on stress distribution. In addition, it is analyzed how surface alterations have changed the clinical long-term results for certain groups of patients.

Speaking Bones

Speaking Bones
Author: Ken Liu
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 1072
Release: 2022-06-21
ISBN: 1982148993
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Speaking Bones Book Excerpt:

The battle continues in this silkpunk fantasy as science and destiny collide against the will of the gods in this final installment in the epic Dandelion Dynasty series from Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award–winning author Ken Liu. The concluding book of The Dandelion Dynasty begins immediately after the events of The Veiled Throne, in the middle of two wars on two lands among three people separated by an ocean yet held together by the invisible strands of love. Harried by Lyucu pursuers, Princess Théra and Pékyu Takval try to reestablish an ancestral dream even as their hearts grow in doubt. The people of Dara continue to struggle against the genocidal Lyucu as both nations vacillate between starkly contrasting visions for their futures. Even the gods cannot see through the Wall of Storms, for only mortal hearts can decide mortal fates. Award-winning author Ken Liu fulfills the covenants first laid out a decade ago in a series delving deep into the connection between national myths and national constitutions in this ambitious, “magnificent fantasy epic” (NPR).

Structure

Structure
Author: Geoffrey Bourne
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN: 0323161804
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structure Book Excerpt:

The Biochemistry and Physiology of Bone, Second Edition: Volume I: Structure focuses on the nature and behavior of bone cells, the structure of the organic matrix of bone, mineral organization, and bone strength. It explores the histology of bone, the pathological calcification and radiation effects on bone, particularly, the morphology and cytochemistry as well as the functional significance of osteoblasts, the mode of action of the osteoclast, the ultrastructure of bone, and the mechanical engineering problems presented by bone. Organized into nine chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the general histology of bone, including tissues related to bone and its elementary constituents. It then discusses the origin of osteoblasts, the role of the osteoclast in the mechanism whereby calcium is unlocked from the skeleton under the influence of the parathyroid hormone, and the physiological and pathological effects of vitamins and hormones on skeletal tissue in vitro. It also explains the chemical composition of bone and the chemistry of bone collagen, the relationship between bone mineral and the organic matrix, the macromolecular organization of apatite and collagen, and the examinations of bone by scanning electron microscopy. The book concludes with a chapter on the shape, strength, and elasticity of bone. This book is a valuable source of information for anatomists, orthopedists, biochemists, cell biologists, physiologists, biomedical engineers, pathologists, clinicians, graduate students, professors, and others interested in the biochemical and physiological aspects of bone.

Sherlock Holmes vs Cthulhu The Adventure of the Deadly Dimensions

Sherlock Holmes vs  Cthulhu The Adventure of the Deadly Dimensions
Author: Lois H Gresh
Publsiher: Titan Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN: 1785652095
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sherlock Holmes vs Cthulhu The Adventure of the Deadly Dimensions Book Excerpt:

A series of grisly murders rocks London. At each location, only a jumble of bones remains of the deceased, along with a bizarre sphere covered in strange symbols. The son of the latest victim seeks the help of Sherlock Holmes and his former partner, Dr. John Watson. They discover the common thread tying together the murders. Bizarre geometries, based on ancient schematics, enable otherworldly creatures to enter our dimension, seeking to wreak havoc and destruction. The persons responsible are gaining so much power that even Holmes's greatest enemy fears them - to the point that he seeks an unholy alliance.

Maiden Castle

Maiden Castle
Author: N M Sharples
Publsiher: English Heritage
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN: 1848021674
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maiden Castle Book Excerpt:

This report discusses the results of a programme of research in 1985 and 1986 into the history of the hillfort of Maiden Castle.

The Dandelion Dynasty Boxet

The Dandelion Dynasty Boxet
Author: Ken Liu
Publsiher: Head of Zeus Ltd
Total Pages: 3914
Release: 2022-11-24
ISBN: 183793018X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dandelion Dynasty Boxet Book Excerpt:

A box set including all four books in Ken Liu's epic fantasy silkpunk series, The Dandelion Dynasty.

Biomaterials for Oral and Craniomaxillofacial Applications

Biomaterials for Oral and Craniomaxillofacial Applications
Author: S. Deb
Publsiher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2015-07-30
ISBN: 3318024619
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials for Oral and Craniomaxillofacial Applications Book Excerpt:

The majority of the global population is affected by repair or replacement of craniofacial structures caused by tooth decay or loss as well as major craniofacial defects, necessitating complex tissue augmentation or regeneration procedures. As a result of exciting developments and the increasing number of novel biomaterials and different clinical applications, it is extremely important to understand these biomaterials and their design. This publication integrates the application of biomaterials science and describes the recent advances, the role of cutting-edge biomaterials in engineering oral tissues, surface modification technologies, the emerging field of nanomaterials and clinical translation showing future directions in oral and craniomaxillofacial health care. Researchers active in dental, medical and biomaterials sciences, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, dentists, tissue engineers as well as materials scientists will find valuable information on the latest progress and novel approaches as will all those who are looking for better solutions to the problems associated with facial deformities.

The Valley of Horses with Bonus Content

The Valley of Horses  with Bonus Content
Author: Jean M. Auel
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2010-10-06
ISBN: 0307767620
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Valley of Horses with Bonus Content Book Excerpt:

This odyssey into the distant past carries us back to the awesome mysteries of the exotic, primeval world of The Clan of the Cave Bear, and to Ayla, now grown into a beautiful and courageous young woman. Cruelly cast out by the new leader of the ancient Clan that adopted her as a child, Ayla leaves those she loves behind and travels alone through a stark, open land filled with dangerous animals but few people, searching for the Others, tall and fair like herself. Living with the Clan has taught Ayla many skills but not real hunting. She finally knows she can survive when she traps a horse, which gives her meat and a warm pelt for the winter, but fate has bestowed a greater gift, an orphaned foal with whom she develops a unique kinship. One winter extends to more; she discovers a way to make fire more quickly and a wounded cave lion cub joins her unusual family, but her beloved animals don’t fulfill her restless need for human companionship. Then she hears the sound of a man screaming in pain. She saves tall, handsome Jondalar, who brings her a language to speak and an awakening of love and desire, but Ayla is torn between her fear of leaving her valley and her hope of living with her own kind. This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content: • An Earth’s Children® series sampler including free chapters from the other books in Jean M. Auel’s bestselling series • A Q&A with the author about the Earth’s Children® series

Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory

Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory
Author: Michael B Schiffer
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2014-06-30
ISBN: 1483214818
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory Book Excerpt:

Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Volume 4 presents the progressive explorations in methods and theory in archeology. This book discusses the increasing application of surface collection in cultural resource management. Organized into eight chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the fundamental aspects of archeoastronomy and explains what kinds of testable hypotheses that archeoastronomy generates. This text then examines the general implications for the study of cultural complexity. Other chapters consider the use of surface artifacts by archeologists to locate sites, establish regional culture histories, and to know where to excavate within sites. This book discusses as well the interpretative interfaces between archeology on the one hand, and ethnohistory and ethnology on the other, that is based on a theoretical stance advocating a fundamental holistic approach to anthropology. The final chapter deals with understanding the ecology of ancient organisms. This book is a valuable resource for archeologists and anthropologists.

Nanostructured Biomaterials for Cranio Maxillofacial and Oral Applications

Nanostructured Biomaterials for Cranio Maxillofacial and Oral Applications
Author: Júlio Souza,Dachamir Hotza,Bruno Henriques,Aldo Boccaccini
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2018-01-10
ISBN: 0128146222
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanostructured Biomaterials for Cranio Maxillofacial and Oral Applications Book Excerpt:

Nanostructured Biomaterials for Cranio-maxillofacial and Oral Applications examines the combined impact of materials science, biomedical and chemical engineering, and biology to provide enhanced biomaterials for applications in maxillo-facial rehabilitation and implantology. With a strong focus on a variety of material classes, it examines material processing and characterization techniques to decrease mechanical and biological failure in the human body. After an introduction to the field, the most commonly used materials for cranio-facial applications, including ceramics, polymers and glass ceramics are presented. The book then looks at nanostructured surfaces, functionally graded biomaterials and the manufacturing of nanostructured materials via 3-D printing. This book is a valuable resource for scientists, researchers and clinicians wishing to broaden their knowledge in this important and developing field. Explores the techniques used to apply nanotechnology to biomaterials for cranio-maxillofacial and oral applications Bridges the gap between fundamental materials science and medicine Shows how nanostructured biomaterials respond when implanted in the human body

The Archaeology of People

The Archaeology of People
Author: Alisdair Whittle
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN: 1134409818
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Archaeology of People Book Excerpt:

Alasdair Whittle's new work argues powerfully for the complexity and fluidity of life in the Neolithic, through a combination of archaeological and anthropological case studies and current theoretical debate. The book ranges from the sixth to the fourth millennium BC, and from the Great Hungarian Plain, central and western Europe and the Alpine foreland to parts of southern Britain. Familiar terms such as individuals, agency, identity and structure are dealt with, but Professor Whittle emphasises that they are too abstract to be truly useful. Instead, he highlights the multiple dimensions which constituted Neolithic existence: the web of daily routines, group and individual identities, relations with animals, and active but varied attitudes to the past. The result is a vivid, original and perceptive understanding of the early Neolithic which will offer insights to readers at every level.

Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene

Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene
Author: Anthony D. Barnosky
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2004-08-02
ISBN: 0520240820
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene Book Excerpt:

Annotation Fossil finds from 10 years of research show the effects of climate change on North American mammals during the Pleistocene era, about one million to 400,000 years ago.