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Feats of strength : how evolution shapes animal athletic abilities

Author: Simon Lailvaux
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018] ©2018
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A fascinating exploration of the extreme world of animal athletics, how these stunning abilities have evolved, and their insights into human performance and evolution How is it that fish can climb waterfalls, snakes glide, and cheetahs run so fast? Natural and sexual selection has driven the evolution of diverse and stunning athletic abilities throughout the animal kingdom. Drawing on decades of performance  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lailvaux, Simon.
Feats of strength.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017959020
(OCoLC)1037297809
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Lailvaux
ISBN: 9780300235456 0300235453
OCLC Number: 1035556527
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 280 pages)
Contents: Running, Jumping, and Biting --
Eating and Not Being Eaten --
Lovers and Fighters --
Girls and Boys --
Hot and Cold --
Shape and Form --
Limits and Constraints --
Death and Taxes --
Nature and Nurture --
Mice and Men.
Responsibility: Simon Lailvaux.
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