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Principles of animal locomotion

Author: R McNeill Alexander
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2002.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R McNeill Alexander
ISBN: 0691086788 9780691086781
OCLC Number: 1019946465
Description: viii, 371 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The Best Way to Travel --
Ch. 2. Muscle, the Motor --
Ch. 3. Energy Requirements for Locomotion --
Ch. 4. Consequences of Size Differences --
Ch. 5. Methods for the Study of Locomotion --
Ch. 6. Alternative Techniques for Locomotion on Land --
Ch. 7. Walking, Running, and Hopping --
Ch. 8. Climbing and Jumping --
Ch. 9. Crawling and Burrowing --
Ch. 10. Gliding and Soaring --
Ch. 11. Hovering --
Ch. 12. Powered Forward Flight --
Ch. 13. Moving on the Surface of Water --
Ch. 14. Swimming with Oars and Hydrofoils --
Ch. 15. Swimming by Undulation --
Ch. 16. Swimming by Jet Propulsion --
Ch. 17. Buoyancy --
Ch. 18. Aids to Human Locomotion --
Ch. 19. Epilogue.
Responsibility: R. McNeill Alexander.

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