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Animal Locomotion: Physical Principles and Adaptations

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Animal Locomotion: Physical Principles and Adaptations

Animal Locomotion: Physical Principles and Adaptations by Malcolm S. Gordon and Reinhard Blickhan
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1138035769 | 285 pages | PDF | 16 MB

Animal Locomotion: Physical Principles and Adaptations is a professional-level, state of the art review and reference summarizing the current understanding of macroscopic metazoan animal movement. The comparative biophysics, biomechanics and bioengineering of swimming, flying and terrestrial locomotion are placed in contemporary frameworks of biodiversity, evolutionary process, and modern research methods, including mathematical analysis. The intended primary audience is advanced-level students and researchers primarily interested in and trained in mathematics, physical sciences and engineering. Although not encyclopedic in its coverage, anyone interested in organismal biology, functional morphology, organ systems and ecological physiology, physiological ecology, molecular biology, molecular genetics and systems biology should find this book useful.