Anatomical Imaging: Towards a New Morphology (Paperback)

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    This book presents selected works of contemporary evolutionary morphologists and includes such topics as broad scale reconstructions of the brain and ear of dinosaurs, inference of locomotor habits from cancellous bone architecture in fossil primates, and a comparison of the independently evolved manipulating apparatuses in the lesser and giant pandas. Insight is provided into the application of modern noninvasive technologies, including digital imaging techniques and virtual 3D reconstruction, to the investigation of complex anatomical features and coherences. In combination with traditional methods, this allows for the formulation of improved hypotheses on coordinated function and evolution. The creation of virtual translucent specimens makes it possible to realize the age-old dream of the classical anatomists: looking through the skin into the inner organization of an organism. On full display here is the dramatic and promising impact that modern imaging techniques have on scientific progress in evolutionary morphology.

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    ISBN 9784431998426
    Genre SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 151
    Publisher Date 2011-02-02 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Springer Verlag
    Copyright Year 2008
    Language English
    Subtitle Towards a New Morphology
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience Professional and scholarly
    Country of Origin United States

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