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Animal architecture

Author: Michael H Hansell
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Oxford animal biology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A monograph on the biology of animal building, embracing animal groups from simple invertebrates to primate toolmakers. It looks at the behavioural and anatomical equipment animals have to build, and  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hansell, Michael H. (Michael Henry), 1940-
Animal architecture.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)623241601
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael H Hansell
ISBN: 0198507518 9780198507512 0198507526 9780198507529
OCLC Number: 56654515
Description: xii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Functions --
Building materials: nature, origins, and processing --
Construction: behaviour and anatomy --
Work organisation and building complexity --
Mechanics, growth, and design --
Building costs, optimal solutions, and trade-offs --
Animal architects as ecosystem engineers --
Evolution.
Series Title: Oxford animal biology series.
Responsibility: Mike Hansell.
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Hansells long-held enthusiasm for the subject comes across in an easily read scholarly style. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, December 2005.

 
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