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Animal Locomotion Physical Principles and Adaptations

animal locomotion physical principles and adaptations PDF

By Malcolm S. Gordon, Reinhard Blickhan, John O. Dabiri, John J. Videler

Animal Locomotion Physical Principles and Adaptations PDF is a professional-level, state-of-the-art review and reference summarizing the current understanding of macroscopic metazoan animal movement. The comparative biophysics, biomechanics and bioengineering of swimming, flying and terrestrial locomotion are placed in contemporary frameworks of biodiversity, evolutionary process, and modern research methods, including mathematical analysis. The intended primary audience is advanced-level students and researchers primarily interested in and trained in mathematics, physical sciences and engineering. Although not encyclopedic in its coverage, anyone interested in organismal biology, functional morphology, organ systems and ecological physiology, physiological ecology, molecular biology, molecular genetics and systems biology should find this book useful.

Table of Contents
  1. Basics.
  2. Animal Biodiversity: Origins and Evolution.
  3. Swimming.
  4. Natural Flight.
  5. Terrestrial Locomotion.

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