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Mechanics and physiology of animal swimming

Author: Linda Maddock; Q Bone; Jeremy M V Rayner; Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.; Society for Experimental Biology (Great Britain)
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume brings together research on a wide range of swimming organisms, with an emphasis on the biomechanics, physiology and hydrodynamics of swimming in or on water.

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Maddock; Q Bone; Jeremy M V Rayner; Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.; Society for Experimental Biology (Great Britain)
ISBN: 0521460786 9780521460781
OCLC Number: 30625341
Notes: "A volume arising from the symposium on Mechanics and Physiology of Animal Swimming, organized by the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom and the Society for Experimental Biology and held at the Polytechnic South West, Plymouth, 15-18 April 1991."
Description: x, 250 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Functional patterns of swimming bacteria / J.O. Kessler [and others] --
Buoyancy and swimming in marine planktonic protists / C. Febvre-Chevalier, J. Febvre --
Role of fins in the competition between squid and fish / J.A. Hoar [and others] --
Biology of fish swimming / P.W. Webb --
Swimming physiology of pelagic fishes / J.B. Graham [and others] --
Mechanical design of the fish muscular system / L.C. Rome --
How do fish use their myotomal muscle to swim? In vitro simulations of in vivo activity patterns / J.D. Altringham. Timing of lateral muscle strain and EMG activity in different species of steadily swimming fish / C.S. Wardle, J.J. Videler --
Swimming in the lamprey: modelling the neural pattern generation, the body dynamics and the fluid mechanics / J.C. Carling, G. Bowtell, T.L. Williams --
Swimming capabilities of Mesozoic marine reptiles: a review / J.A. Massare --
Stone, bone or blubber? Buoyancy control strategies in aquatic tetrapods / M.A. Taylor --
Functional anatomy of the flight apparatus in penguins / R. Bannasch. Energy conservation by formation swimming: metabolic evidence from ducklings / F.E. Fish.
Responsibility: edited by Linda Maddock, Quentin Bone, Jeremy M.V. Rayner.
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"[The editors have] done an admirable job in bringing together authors who provide us with a glimpse of the remarkable range of adaptions that have evolved for aquatic locomotion." William M. Kier, Read more...

 
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