Marvelous Machines Made of Meat

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Science  01 Mar 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5560, pp. 1650
DOI: 10.1126/science.1067932

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Prime Mover A Natural History of Muscle. Steven Vogel. Norton, New York, 2002. 384 pp. $25.95, C$37.99, £19.95. ISBN 0-393-02126-2.

Through discussions of the way muscle works, how hard it can work, and how different animals use it. Vogel explores what muscle physiology reveals about human prehistory, history, and culture.