By Matthew F. Bonnan

What do we know about the evolution of jaws from a couple of scissors? How does the flight of a tennis ball aid clarify how fish conquer drag? What do a spacesuit and a poultry egg have in universal? Highlighting the attention-grabbing twists and turns of evolution throughout greater than 540 million years, paleobiologist Matthew Bonnan makes use of daily items to provide an explanation for the emergence and model of the vertebrate skeleton. What can digital camera lenses let us know concerning the eyes of marine reptiles? How does knowing what prevents a espresso mug from spilling aid us comprehend the posture of dinosaurs? The solutions to those and different interesting questions illustrate how scientists have pieced jointly the heritage of vertebrates from their naked bones. With its attractive and informative textual content, plus greater than 2 hundred illustrative diagrams created through the writer, The naked Bones is an unconventional and reader-friendly advent to the skeleton as an evolving machine.

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