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Animal locomotion

Author: A A Biewener; Sheila N Patek
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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This book examines how animals move, comparing running, swimming, and flying. It also reviews the common principles of design and movement that animals have evolved to move through very different physical environments.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Biewener, A.A. (Andrew A.).
Animal locomotion.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
(OCoLC)1032304171
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A A Biewener; Sheila N Patek
ISBN: 9780191060854 0191060852 9780191803031 0191803030
OCLC Number: 1030040713
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 223 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Physical and biological properties and principles: related to animal locomotion --
Muscles and skeletons: the building blocks of animal movement --
Energetics of locomotion --
Movement on land --
Movement in water --
Movement in air --
Jumping, climbing, and suspensory locomotion --
Neuromuscular control of movement --
Evolution of locomotion.
Responsibility: Andrew A. Biewener, Sheila N. Patek.

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Biewener's descriptions of biomechanical concepts are succinct and presented with superb clarity, providing a framework for instruction. * Frank E. Fish, The Journal of Experimental Biology * [A] Read more...

 
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