Animal Locomotion

Posted by on 16/10/2003 in Pubblicazioni | 0 comments

Title Animal locomotion Author Andrew A. Biewener, Charles P. Lyman Professor of Biology, Harvard University Editor Oxford University Press, 2003 Book Description This book provides a clear foundation, based on physical biology and biomechanics, 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...

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Principles of Animal Locomotion

Posted by on 27/05/2003 in Pubblicazioni | 0 comments

Book Description How can geckoes walk on the ceiling and basilisk lizards run over water? What are the aerodynamic effects that enable small insects to fly? What are the relative merits of squids’ jet-propelled swimming and fishes’ tail-powered swimming? Why do horses change gait as they increase speed? What determines our own vertical leap? Recent technical advances have greatly increased researchers’ ability to answer these...

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