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Animal athletes : an ecological and evolutionary approach

Author: Duncan J Irschick; Timothy E Higham
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats

The study of performance capacity (defined as the ability of an animal to conduct a key task) holds great interest at both ecological and evolutionary levels. In this book, the topic is addressed  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Duncan J Irschick; Timothy E Higham
ISBN: 9780199296545 0199296545 9780199296552 0199296553
OCLC Number: 971118279
Description: 1 v. (X-255 p.) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Animal performance: an overview ; 2. The ecology of performance I: Studies of fitness ; 3. The ecology of performance II: Performance in nature ; 4. The ecology of performance III: Physiological ecology ; 5. The evolution of performance I: Mechanism and anatomy ; 6. The evolution of performance II: Convergence, key innovations, and adaptation. ; 7. Trade-offs and constraints on performance ; 8. Sexual selection and performance ; 9. Extreme performance: The good, the bad, and the extremely rapid ; 10. Genetics, geographic variation, and community ecology ; 11. Human performance: A link to non-human animals ; 12. Conclusion
Responsibility: Duncan J. Irschick, ... Timothy E. Higham, ...


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Animal Athletes is a well-written, readable book that is accessible to non-experts, full of provocative and diverse examples of performance in free-living animals, and should be of interest to anyone Read more...

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