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By Hugh Aldersey-Williams

ISBN-10: 0393240479

ISBN-13: 9780393240474

"A great, organ-by-organ trip throughout the physique eclectic. . . impossible to resist [and] impressive."—John J. Ross, Wall road JournalThe human physique is the main fraught and interesting, talked-about and taboo, detailed but common truth of our lives. it's the suggestion for paintings, the topic of technological know-how, and the resource of a few of the best tales ever advised. In Anatomies, acclaimed writer of Periodic stories Hugh Aldersey-Williams brings his interesting mixture of technology, historical past, and tradition to endure in this richest of subjects.

In an attractive narrative that levels from historic physique artwork to cosmetic surgery this day and from head to toe, Aldersey-Williams explores the corporeal mysteries that make us human: Why are a few humans left-handed and a few blue-eyed? what's the humorous bone, besides? Why do a little cultures reflect on the guts because the seat of our souls and passions, whereas others position it within the liver?

A journalist with a knack for telling a narrative, Aldersey-Williams takes half in a drawing type, attends the dissection of a human physique, and visits the doctor's workplace and the morgue. yet Anatomies attracts not only on clinical technological know-how and Aldersey-Williams's reporting. It attracts additionally at the works of philosophers, writers, and artists from all through historical past. Aldersey-Williams delves into our shared cultural heritage—Shakespeare to Frankenstein, Rembrandt to 2001: an area Odyssey—to exhibit how attitudes towards the human physique are as diversified as human background, as he explains the origins and legacy of tattooing, shrunken heads, bloodletting, fingerprinting, X-rays, and more.

From Adam's rib to van Gogh's ear to Einstein's mind, Anatomies is a treasure trove of bizarre evidence and tales and a superb embodiment of what Aristotle wrote greater than millennia in the past: "The human physique is greater than the sum of its parts."

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The angle o f the m andible (angulus mandibulae) is the posteroventral part of the bone. It contains a salient hooked process in the dog, the angular process (processus angularis). The lateral surface of the ramus contains a prominent, three-sided depression, the mas­ seteric fo ssa (fossa masseterica), for the inser­ tion of the strong masseter muscle. This muscle attaches to the coronoid and condyloid proc­ esses and is limited by the coronoid crest (crista coronoidea) anteriorly and by the condyloid crest (crista condyloidea) posteriorly.

The dorsoposterior part of the incisive bone is the curved, tapering nasal process (processus nasalis), the free an­ terior border of which bounds the piriform aper­ ture. A minute groove on the medial surface of each incisive bone concurs with its fellow to form the incisive canal (canalis incisivus) in the interincisive suture (sutura interincisiva). This canal varies in size and position and occasion­ ally is absent. Extending posteriorly from the body is the laterally compressed, pointed pala­ tine process (processus palatinus).

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