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Animal locomotion

Author: A A Biewener; Sheila N Patek
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"This work provides a clear foundation for understanding the underlying mechanisms by which animals have evolved to move in their physical environment. It integrates the biomechanics of animal movement with the physiology of animal energetics and the neural control of locomotion."--
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Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Biewener, A.A.(Andrew A.).
Animal locomotion
(CaQQUQ)032100550
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: 1089846177
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (236 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 Biewener and Sheila Patek.

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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  Read more...

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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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