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Science  17 Dec 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5704, pp. 2045
DOI: 10.1126/science.1105167

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Dental Functional Morphology How Teeth Work. by Peter W. Lucas. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2004. 371 pp. $130, £75. ISBN 0-521-56236-8.

Lucas builds his account of the function and evolution of mammalian teeth around considerations of how teeth adapt to diet (in particular, around analyses of how food particles fracture).