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Avian flight

Author: John J Videler
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Oxford ornithology series, 14.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This accessible reference covers all the main aspects of arial locomotion by birds including sections on the history of bird flight study, aerodynamics, fuctional morphology, evolution, kinematics, physiology, energetics and the costs of flight.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Videler, John J.
Avian flight.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005281951
(OCoLC)58998779
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John J Videler
ISBN: 1423786602 9781423786603 9780199299928 0199299927
OCLC Number: 70221552
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 258 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Acquisition of knowledge --
2. The flight apparatus --
3. Feathers for flight --
4. Aerodynamics --
5. Evolution of bird flight --
6. Bird flight modes --
7. The bird flight engine --
8. Energy required for flight --
9. Comparing the metabolic costs of flight.
Series Title: Oxford ornithology series, 14.
Responsibility: John J. Videler.

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Covering almost all the main aspects of aerial locomotion by birds, this book includes sections on the history of thinking about bird flight, aerodynamics, functional morphology, evolution,  Read more...

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