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Animal architecture

Author: Michael Henry Hansell
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Oxford animal biology series
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintedView all editions and formats
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A monograph on the biology of animal building, embracing all animal groups from simple invertebrates to primate toolmakers. It looks at the behavioural and anatomical equipment animals have in order  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Henry Hansell
ISBN: 9780198507529 0198507526
OCLC Number: 781123944
Awards: Winner of Author awarded the Neill Medal by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (First awarded in 1859, he is the 63rd recipient). This is awarded triennially for publication(s) by a 'Scottish' naturalist done within the last five years..
Description: XII, 322 str. : ilustr. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Functions ; 2. Building materials: nature, origins, and processing ; 3. Behaviour and anatomy ; 4. Work organization and building complexity ; 5. Mechanics, growth, and design ; 6. Building costs, optimal solutions, and trade-offs ; 7. Animal architects as ecosystem engineers ; 8. 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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