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Modelling the flying bird

Author: C J Pennycuick
Publisher: Amsterdam ; London : Academic, ©2008.
Series: Theoretical ecology series, 5.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book outlines the principles of flight, of birds in particular. It describes a way of simplifying the mechanics of flight into a practical computer program, which will predict in some detail what any bird, real or hypothetical, can and cannot do. The Flight program, presented on the companion website, generates performance curves for flapping and gliding flight, and simulations of long-distance migration and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pennycuick, C.J. (Colin J.).
Modelling the flying bird.
Amsterdam ; London : Academic, ©2008
(OCoLC)213839475
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C J Pennycuick
ISBN: 9780123742995 0123742994 9780080557816 0080557813
OCLC Number: 272383165
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 480 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Modelling the Flying bird; The Flight Environment; Mechanics of level flight; Vortices and vortex wakes; The wings of birds; The membrane wings of bats and pterosaurs; Muscles as engines; Simulating long-distance migration; Accelerated flight and manoeuvring; Gliding flight and soaring; Information systems for flying animals; Water birds; Allometry; Wind tunnel experiments with birds; Testing predictions from theory; Evolution of flight.
Series Title: Theoretical ecology series, 5.
Other Titles: Modeling the flying bird
Responsibility: C.J. Pennycuick.

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Outlines the principles of flight, of birds in particular. This book describes a way of simplifying the mechanics of flight into a practical computer program, which will predict in some detail what  Read more...

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