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7072Muscle and BoneMUSCLE AND BONE1995color25 minvhs (Body Atlas, The series, Part 3) The human body is the most miraculous machine, containing over 200 moving parts--our bones--operated by more than 600 motors, the muscles. Bone is one of the strongest and lightest materials we know. Yet it is not just a dead framework. Blood vessels thread through the apparently solid bone, and cells inside our ribs manufacture our new blood cells. Between the bones are self-lubricating and incredibly tough joints. They pivot the bones as they move under the influence of the muscles. (A study guide is available upon request)