Mechanobiology Handbook Second Edition

FIGURE 13.2 Mechanical adaptation of bone. Mechanical loading and disuse result in new bone formation and bone loss, respectively. Cyclic compressive loading of the mouse ulna results in significant bone formation on the periosteal and ...

Mechanobiology Handbook  Second Edition

Mechanobiology—the study of the effects of mechanics on biological events—has evolved to answer numerous research questions. Mechanobiology Handbook 2nd Edition is a reference book for engineers, scientists, and clinicians who are interested in mechanobiology and a textbook for senior undergraduate to graduate level students of this growing field. Readers will gain a comprehensive review of recent research findings as well as elementary chapters on solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, and molecular analysis techniques. The new edition presents, in addition to the chapters of the first edition, homework problem sets that are available online and reviews of research in uncovered areas. Moreover, the new edition includes chapters on statistical analysis, design of experiments and optical imaging. The editors of this book are researchers and educators in mechanobiology. They realized a need for a single volume to assist course instructors as a guide for didactic teaching of mechanobiology to a diverse student body. A mechanobiology course is frequently made up of both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in engineering, biology, or integrated engineering and biology. Their goal was to present both the elementary and cutting-edge aspects of mechanobiology in a manner that is accessible to students from many different academic levels and from various disciplinary backgrounds. Moreover, it is their hope that the readers of Mechanobiology Handbook 2nd Edition will find study questions at the end of each chapter useful for long-term learning and further discussion. Comprehensive collection of reviews of recent research Introductory materials in mechanics, biology, and statistics Discussion of pioneering and emerging mechanobiology concepts Presentation of cutting-edge mechanobiology research findings across various fields and organ systems End of chapter study questions, available online Considering the complexity of the mechanics and the biology of the human body, most of the world of mechanobiology remains to be studied. Since the field is still developing, the Mechanobiology Handbook raises many different viewpoints and approaches with the intention of stimulating further research endeavours.

Orthopaedic Biomaterials in Research and Practice Second Edition

Cowin SC: Bone Mechanics Handbook, 2nd ed. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2001. Review of many aspects of cortical and cancellous bone, including their mechanical and architectural properties (see Chapters 10 and 33). 9.

Orthopaedic Biomaterials in Research and Practice  Second Edition

Revised, expanded, and updated, Orthopaedic Biomaterials in Research and Practice, Second Edition introduces materials science and applies it to medical research and treatment. This book incorporates math and engineering, which makes it accessible to trainees and others working in the industry who are lacking primary mathematical and engineering training. What’s New in the Second Edition: In the second edition, the new material includes regeneration, hybrid and replant materials, tissue engineering, electrical stimulation for tissue growth and repair, modeling of material behavior in service, and long-term function of materials in patients. It explores tools for non-destructive and destructive analysis of explanted devices, and provides updates on all material classes including shape memory and degradable alloys, fracture-resistant ceramics, and bioabsorbable polymers. It provides a compendium for implant host response including in-depth discussion of metallosis and hypersensitive response. It also adds new case studies, worked problems, and a complete self-evaluation test with annotated answers. Includes focused, practical study questions after each chapter Presents extensive, detailed figures accompanying example problems and concepts Provides a one-stop reference for understanding all biomaterials that are used in contemporary orthopaedic surgery and beyond Introduces key concepts of relevance in each chapter Orthopaedic Biomaterials in Research and Practice, Second Edition serves as a textbook for orthopaedic residents. It can also serve as a review for the Orthopaedists In-Training Examination (OITE), the Orthopaedic Self-Assessment Examination, or the Orthopaedic Board Examination.

The CRC Handbook of Mechanical Engineering Second Edition

Bone Mechanics , CRC Press , Inc. , Boca Raton , FL . Currey , J.D. 1984. Mechanical Adaptations of Bone , Princeton University Press , Princeton , NJ . Ducheyne , P. and Hastings , G.W. , Eds . 1984. Metal and Ceramic Biomaterials ...

The CRC Handbook of Mechanical Engineering  Second Edition

During the past 20 years, the field of mechanical engineering has undergone enormous changes. These changes have been driven by many factors, including: the development of computer technology worldwide competition in industry improvements in the flow of information satellite communication real time monitoring increased energy efficiency robotics automatic control increased sensitivity to environmental impacts of human activities advances in design and manufacturing methods These developments have put more stress on mechanical engineering education, making it increasingly difficult to cover all the topics that a professional engineer will need in his or her career. As a result of these developments, there has been a growing need for a handbook that can serve the professional community by providing relevant background and current information in the field of mechanical engineering. The CRC Handbook of Mechanical Engineering serves the needs of the professional engineer as a resource of information into the next century.

Biomedical Engineering Handbook

In Europe there are alternate year meetings of the European Society of Biomechanics and the European Society of ... A more advanced book is Bone Mechanics ( Cowin SC , 1989 ) ; a second edition is due out in late 1999 or early 2000 .

Biomedical Engineering Handbook

Category Biomedical Engineering Subcategory Contact Editor: Stern

The Biomedical Engineering Handbook 1

In Europe there are alternate year meetings of the European Society of Biomechanics and the European Society of ... A more advanced book is Bone Mechanics ( Cowin SC , 1989 ) ; a second edition is due out in late 1999 or early ...

The Biomedical Engineering Handbook 1


Current Topics in Bone Biology

Marotti, G, Palazzini, S, Palumbo, D, Ferretti, M, Bone, 19 (1996). Donahue, HJ, CalcifTissue Int, 62 (1998). Jee, WSS, in: Bone mechanics handbook, second edition, Ed. Cowin, SC, (CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2001), p. 5, 33, 38.

Current Topics in Bone Biology

This book covers a wide spectrum of areas related to basic bone research. While bone remodeling, bone development, and osteoclast biology constitute the main contents, topics important to the understanding of bone metabolism and treatment of bone-related diseases are also intensively reviewed. Three chapters are dedicated to the classic topic of bone mechanics, which include a brief overview of the mechanostat hypothesis, a more detailed review on mechanotransduction and bone adaptation, and a chapter illustrating the basic principles of bone mechanical testing. New emerging fields such as skeletal stem cells, bone tissue engineering, phytoestrogens applications, and bone genetics study using mouse models, are also covered in detail. The book closes with a special chapter dedicated to state-of-the-art advances in bone biology research. Contents:International Chinese Hard Tissue Society — The Power that Connects the World of Science and Culture (D X Ji & W S S Jee)Integrated Bone Tissue Anatomy and Physiology (X-J Li & W S S Jee)Skeletal Stem Cells (M Connolly & G Li)Osteoclast Biology (X Feng & H Zhou)Intercellular Communication of Osteoblast and Osteoclast in Bone Diseases (J Xu et al.)Osteoclasts and Inflammatory Osteolysis (L Xing et al.)Endochrondral Bone Formation and Extracellular Matrix (Q Chen et al.)Bone Morphogenetic Proteins in Bone Formation and Development (X-J Qi et al.)Mechanical Testing for Bone Specimens (L Qin & M Zhang)Estrogens and Androgens on Bone Metabolism (A Kung & J Gu)Phytoestrogens and Bone Health: Mechanisms of Action (Z C Dang)Regulation of Bone Remodeling (D Chen et al.)TGFB in Chondrocyte Biology and Cartilage Pathology (T F Li et al.)Bone Health in Children and Adolescents (J M Lappe)The Mechanostat Hypothesis for Bones and Other Skeletal Organs (H M Frost)Mechanotransduction and Its Role in Bone Adaptation (Y Qin & C Rubin)Bio-Pathology of Bone Tumors (L Huang et al.)Bone Tissue Engineering (X Yang & R O C Oreffo)Bone Genetic Factors Determined Using Mouse Models (W Gu & Y Jiao)Recent Advances in Bone Biology Research (D Chen et al.) Readership: Scientists and researchers in the bone field; clinicians, especially endocrinologists, orthopedists, gynecologists and pediatricians; medical students; and students majoring in biomedical sciences (undergraduate and graduate). Keywords:Bone;Skleton;Osteoclast;Osteoblast;Osteoporosis;RemodelingKey Features:Book covers both classic topics in bone research and new advancesTopics covered represent the most active areas of bone researchContributions from leading experts such as Dr Harold M Frost, regarded by most as the most influential theoretician in skeletal biology in the last fifty years, and Dr Webster S S Jee

Building Bones Bone Formation and Development in Anthropology

Exploring this concept in different skeletal organs in primate growth and development shows promise for understanding the ... Tensile mechanical properties of swine cortical mandibular bone. ... Bone Mechanics Handbook, Second Edition.

Building Bones  Bone Formation and Development in Anthropology

Bone is the tissue most frequently recovered archaeologically and is the material most commonly studied by biological anthropologists, who are interested in how skeletons change shape during growth and across evolutionary time. This volume brings together a range of contemporary studies of bone growth and development to highlight how cross-disciplinary research and new methods can enhance our anthropological understanding of skeletal variation. The novel use of imaging techniques from developmental biology, advanced sequencing methods from genetics, and perspectives from evolutionary developmental biology improve our ability to understand the bases of modern human and primate variation. Animal models can also be used to provide a broad biological perspective to the systematic study of humans. This volume is a testament to the drive of anthropologists to understand biological and evolutionary processes that underlie changes in bone morphology and illustrates the continued value of incorporating multiple perspectives within anthropological inquiry.

MicroComputed Tomography

Cellular Solids: Structure and Properties, 2nd Ed. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. Gittens, S.A., G. R. Wohl, ... “Measurement and significance of threedimensional architecture to the mechanical integrity of trabecular bone.

MicroComputed Tomography

MicroComputed Tomography has become the gold standard for studying 3D microscopic structures nondestructively, and this book provides up-to-date coverage of the modality. The first part of the book focuses on methodology, covering experimental methods, data analysis, and visualization approaches. Emphasis is on fundamentals so that those new to the field can design their own effective microCT studies. The second part addresses various microCT applications, organized by type of microstructure so that the reader can appreciate approaches from other disciplines. The applications include porous solids, microstructural evolution, soft tissue studies, applications using x-ray phase contrast or x-ray scattering contrast, and multimode studies.

Biomechanics

Principles and Applications, Second Edition Donald R. Peterson, Joseph D. Bronzino ... A recent more advanced book is Bone Mechanics Handbook (Cowin S.C., Ed. 2001), the 2nd edition of Bone Mechanics (Cowin S.C., Ed. 1989).

Biomechanics

Traditionally, applications of biomechanics will model system-level aspects of the human body. As a result, the majority of technological progress to date appears in system-level device development. More recently, biomechanical initiatives are investigating biological sub-systems such as tissues, cells, and molecules. Fueled by advances in experimental methods and instrumentation, these initiatives, in turn, directly drive the development of biological nano- and microtechnologies. A complete, concise reference, Biomechanics integrates coverage of system and sub-system models, to enhance overall understanding of human function and performance and open the way for new discoveries. Drawn from the third edition of the widely acclaimed and bestselling The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, this is a comprehensive, state-of-the-science resource concerning the principles and applications of biomechanics at every level. The book presents substantial updates and revisions from the Handbook’s previous editions, as well as an entirely new chapter introducing current methods and strategies for modeling cellular mechanics. Organized in a systematic manner, the book begins with coverage of musculoskeletal mechanics including hard- and soft tissue and joint mechanics and their applications to human function. Contributions explore several aspects of biofluid mechanics and cover a wide range of circulatory dynamics such as blood vessel and blood cell mechanics and transport. Other topics include the mechanical functions and significance of the human ear and the performance characteristics of the human body during exercise and exertion. The book contains more than 140 illustrations, 60 tables, and a variety of useful equations to assist in modeling biomechanical behaviors. Incorporating material across the breadth of the field, Biomechanics is a complete, concise reference for the skilled professional as well as an introduction to the novice or student of biomedical engineering.

Biodental Engineering V

[7] E. Lucchinetti, “Composite Models of Bone Properties,” in Bone Mechanics Handbook, Second Edition, CRC Press, 2001, pp. 12–1-12–19. [8] E. Hamed and I. Jasiuk, “Elastic modeling of bone at nanostructural level,” Mater. Sci.

Biodental Engineering V

Dentistry is a branch of medicine with its own particularities and very different fields of action, and is generally regarded as an interdisciplinary field. The use of new technologies is currently the main driving force for the series of international conferences on Biodental Engineering (BIODENTAL). BIODENTAL ENGINEERING V contains the full papers presented at the 5th International Conference on Biodental Engineering (BIODENTAL 2018, Porto, Portugal, 22-23 June 2018). The conference had two workshops, one of them dealing with computational imaging combined with finite element method, the other dealing with bone tissue remodelling models. Additionally, the conference had three special sessions and sixty contributed presentations. The topics discussed in BIODENTAL ENGINEERING V include: Aesthetics Bioengineering Biomaterials Biomechanical disorders Biomedical devices Computational bio- imaging and visualization Computational methods Dental medicine Experimental mechanics Signal processing and analysis Implantology Minimally invasive devices and techniques Orthodontics Prosthesis and orthosis Simulation Software development Telemedicine Tissue engineering Virtual reality The purpose of the series of BIODENTAL Conferences on Biodental Engineering, initiated in 2009, is to perpetuate knowledge on bioengineering applied to dentistry, by promoting a comprehensive forum for discussion on recent advances in related fields in order to identify potential collaboration between researchers and end-users from different sciences.

Bone Repair Biomaterials

can be so widespread that it can account for the large changes in mechanical properties of overloaded trabecular bone. Moreover, its detection in ... Cowin, S.C. (ed) (2001). bone Mechanics Handbook. 2nd Edition, CRC Press, Boca raton.

Bone Repair Biomaterials

Bone repair is a fundamental part of the rapidly expanding medical care sector and has benefited from many recent technological developments. With an increasing number of technologies available, it is vital that the correct technique is selected for specific clinical procedures. This unique book will provide a comprehensive review of the materials science, engineering principles and recent advances in this important area. The first part of the book reviews the fundamentals of bone repair and regeneration. Chapters in the second part discuss the science and properties of biomaterials used for bone repair such as metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. The final section of the book discusses clinical applications and considerations with chapters on such topics as orthopaedic surgery, tissue engineering, implant retrieval and ethics of bone repair biomaterials. With its distinguished editors and team of international contributors, Bone repair biomaterials is an invaluable reference for researchers and clinicians within the biomedical industry and academia. Provides a comprehensive review of the materials science, engineering principles and recent advances in this important area Reviews the fundamentals of bone repair and regeneration addressing social, economic and clinical challenges Examines the properties of biomaterials used for bone repair with specific chapters assessing metals, ceramics, polymers and composites

Whole Body Vibrations

Cell Biology of Bone. In Bone Mechanics Handbook, (2nd edition, pp. 2–24). ed. S. C. Cowin New York: Informa Healthcare USA, Inc. Martin, R. B., Burr, D. B., and Sharkey, N. A. (2010). Skeletal Tissue Mechanics (1st edition).

Whole Body Vibrations

Whole Body Vibrations: Physical and Biological Effects on the Human Body allows an understanding about the qualities and disadvantages of vibration exposure on the human body with a biomechanical and medical perspective. It offers a comprehensive range of principles, methods, techniques and tools to provide the reader with a clear knowledge of the impact of vibration on human tissues and physiological processes. The text considers physical, mechanical and biomechanical aspects and it is illustrated by key application domains such as sports and medicine. Consisting of 11 chapters in total, the first three chapters provide useful tools for measuring, generating, simulating and processing vibration signals. The following seven chapters are applications in different fields of expertise, from performance to health, with localized or global effects. Since unfortunately there are undesirable effects from the exposure to mechanical vibrations, a final chapter is dedicated to this issue. Engineers, researchers and students from biomedical engineering and health sciences, as well as industrial professionals can profit from this compendium of knowledge about mechanical vibration applied to the human body. Provides biomechanical and medical perspectives to understanding the qualities and disadvantages of vibration exposure on the human body Offers a range of principles, methods, techniques, and tools to evaluate the impact of vibration on human tissues and physiological processes Explores mechanical vibration techniques used to improve human performance Discusses the strong association between health and human well-being Explores physical, mechanical, and biomechanical aspects of vibration exposure in domains such as sports and medicine

Dental Biomechanics

S.C. Cowin, The Mechanical Properties of Cortical Bone Tissue, Bone Mechanics, S. C. Cowin, Boca Raton, CRC Press, Inc., ... Bone Tissue Physiology: Anatomy and Physiology, Bone Mechanics Handbook, (Edited by S.C. Cowin), 2nd edition, ...

Dental Biomechanics

Dental Biomechanics provides a comprehensive, timely, and wide-reaching survey of the relevant aspects of biomechanical investigation within the dental field. Leading the reader through the mechanical analysis of dental problems in dental implants, orthodontics, and natural tooth mechanics, this book covers an increasingly important and popular sub

Advances on Modeling in Tissue Engineering

In: Cowin SC (ed) Bone Mechanics Handbook, 2nd Edition, CRC Press. homogenisation method with adaptive finite element method. Comput Meth Appl Mech Eng 83:143-198. structure. Int J Struct Multidisc Optim 24:1-10. Bendsøe MP, Sigmund O, ...

Advances on Modeling in Tissue Engineering

This book presents a collection of chapters describing the state of the art on computational modelling and fabrication in tissue engineering. Tissue Engineering is a multidisciplinary field involving scientists from different fields. The development of mathematical methods is quite relevant to understand cell biology and human tissues as well to model, design and fabricate optimized and smart scaffolds. The chapter authors are the distinguished keynote speakers at the first Eccomas thematic conference on Tissue Engineering where the emphasis was on mathematical and computational modeling for scaffold design and fabrication. This particular area of tissue engineering, whose goal is to obtain substitutes for hard tissues such as bone and cartilage, is growing in importance.

Biomechanics

Cowin S.C. (2001), The false premise of Wolff's law, in Bone Mechanics Handbook, 2nd edition (ed. S.C. Cowin), CRC Press. [An interesting and provocative analysis and criticism of the underpinnings of Wolff's law].

Biomechanics

Biomechanics is a component of Encyclopedia of Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The enormous progress in the field of health sciences that has been achieved in the 19th and 20th centuries would have not been possible without the enabling interaction and support of sophisticated technologies that progressively gave rise to a new interdisciplinary field named alternatively as bioengineering or biomedical engineering. Although both terms are synonymous, the latter is less general since it limits the field of application to medicine and clinical practice, while the former covers semantically the whole field of interaction between life sciences and engineering, thus including also applications in biology, biochemistry or the many '-omics'. We use in this book the second, with more general meaning, recalling the very important relation between fundamental science and engineering. And this also recognizes the tremendous economic and social impacts of direct application of engineering in medicine that maintains the health industry as one with the fastest growth in the world economy. Biomechanics, in particular, aims to explain and predict the mechanics of the different components of living beings, from molecules to organisms as well as to design, manufacture and use of any artificial device that interacts with the mechanics of living beings. It helps, therefore, to understand how living systems move, to characterize the interaction between forces and deformation along all spatial scales, to analyze the interaction between structural behavior and microstructure, with the very important particularity of dealing with adaptive systems, able to adapt their internal structure, size and geometry to the particular mechanical environment in which they develop their activity, to understand and predict alterations in the mechanical function due to injuries, diseases or pathologies and, finally, to propose methods of artificial intervention for functional diagnosis or recovery. Biomechanics is today a very highly interdisciplinary subject that attracts the attention of engineers, mathematicians, physicists, chemists, material specialists, biologists, medical doctors, etc. They work in many different topics from a purely scientific objective to industrial applications and with an increasing arsenal of sophisticated modeling and experimental tools but always with the final objectives of better understanding the fundamentals of life and improve the quality of life of human beings. One purpose in this volume has been to present an overview of some of these many possible subjects in a self-contained way for a general audience. This volume is aimed at the following major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, and Research Personnel.

The Body as Material Culture

Cornwall, A. and Lindisfarne, N. (eds.) (1994) Dislocating Masculinity: Comparative Ethnographies, London: Routledge. Cowin, S. C. (2001) The false premise in Wolff's Law. In: Cowin, S. C. (ed.) Bone Mechanics Handbook, 2nd edition, pp.

The Body as Material Culture

Bodies intrigue us. They promise windows into the past that other archaeological finds cannot by bringing us literally face to face with history. Yet 'the body' is also highly contested. Archaeological bodies are studied through two contrasting perspectives that sit on different sides of a disciplinary divide. On one hand lie science-based osteoarchaeological approaches. On the other lie understandings derived from recent developments in social theory that increasingly view the body as a social construction. Through a close examination of disciplinary practice, Joanna Sofaer highlights the tensions and possibilities offered by one particular kind of archaeological body, the human skeleton, with particular regard to the study of gender and age. Using a range of examples, she argues for reassessment of the role of the skeletal body in archaeological practice, and develops a theoretical framework for bioarchaeology based on the materiality and historicity of human remains.

The Biomedical Engineering Handbook

Turner CH, Rho JY, Takano Y, Tsui TY, Pharr GM The elastic properties of trabecular and cortical bone tissues are ... recent more advanced book is Bone Mechanics Handbook (Cowin SC, Ed 2001) the 2nd edition of Bone Mechanics (Cowin SC, ...

The Biomedical Engineering Handbook

The definitive "bible" for the field of biomedical engineering, this collection of volumes is a major reference for all practicing biomedical engineers and students. Now in its fourth edition, this work presents a substantial revision, with all sections updated to offer the latest research findings. New sections address drugs and devices, personali

Implant Dentistry

Bone modeling and remodeling: theories and computation, In: Bone Mechanics Handbook (2nd edition), Cowin, S.C., (Ed.), 31_1-31_42, CRC Press, ISBN 0849391172, Boca Rotan, FL Holmgren, E.P., Seckinger, R.J., Kilgren, L.M., Mante, ...

Implant Dentistry

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.

Advances in Composite Materials

3-dimensional imaging of collagen using second harmonic generation. Journal of Structural Biology, Vol.141, No.1, pp. 53-62, ISSN 1047-8477. Cowin, S. (2001). Bone mechanics handbook (2nd Ed.), CRC Press, ISBN 0-8493-9117-2, Boca Raton, ...

Advances in Composite Materials

Composites are made up of constituent materials with high engineering potential. This potential is wide as wide is the variation of materials and structure constructions when new updates are invented every day. Technological advances in composite field are included in the equipment surrounding us daily; our lives are becoming safer, hand in hand with economical and ecological advantages. This book collects original studies concerning composite materials, their properties and testing from various points of view. Chapters are divided into groups according to their main aim. Material properties are described in innovative way either for standard components as glass, epoxy, carbon, etc. or biomaterials and natural sources materials as ramie, bone, wood, etc. Manufacturing processes are represented by moulding methods; lamination process includes monitoring during process. Innovative testing procedures are described in electrochemistry, pulse velocity, fracture toughness in macro-micro mechanical behaviour and more.

Primate Craniofacial Function and Biology

Mechanical properties of cranial sutures. J. Biomech. ... Strain patterns in the homcores, cranial bones and sutures of goats (Capra hircus) during impact loading. J. Zool. ... Bone Mechanical Handbook, 2nd edition, Chapter 11.

Primate Craniofacial Function and Biology

Primate Craniofacial Function and Biology is an integrative volume with broad coverage of current research on primate craniofacial biology and function. Topic headings include: the mammalian perspective on primate craniofacial form and function, allometric and comparative morphological studies of primate heads, in vivo research on primate mastication, modeling of the primate masticatory apparatus, primate dental form and function, and palaeoanthropologic studies of primate skulls. Additionally, the volume includes introductory chapters discussing how primatologists study adaptations in primates and a discussion of in vivo approaches for studying primate performance. At present, there are no texts with a similar focus on primate craniofacial biology and no sources that approach this topic from such a wide range of research perspectives. This breadth of research covered by leaders in their respective fields make this volume a unique and innovative contribution to biological anthropology.