Animal Locomotion

Paperback | July 10, 2003

byAndrew A. Biewener

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Written by a distinguished US physiologist, this book examines how animals move, comparing running, swimming and flying. In doing so, it examines the common principles of design and movement that animals have evolved to move through very different physical environments. The underlyingphysiological and biomechanical properties of muscles, skeletons and nervous systems are linked to the mechanisms and control of movement. At the same time, the book articulates the captivating grace, speed, and power of animal movement.

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Written by a distinguished US physiologist, this book examines how animals move, comparing running, swimming and flying. In doing so, it examines the common principles of design and movement that animals have evolved to move through very different physical environments. The underlyingphysiological and biomechanical properties of muscle...

Professor Andrew A. Biewener Concord Field Station, MCZ Harvard University Old Causeway Road Bedford, MA 01730 001 781-275-1725 x13 001 781-275-9613 abiewener@oeb.harvard.edu Charles P. Lyman Professor of Biology, Harvard University Editor, Journal of Experimental Biology; editorial boards of Journal of Morphology; Physiologi...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:294 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.64 inPublished:July 10, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019850022X

ISBN - 13:9780198500223

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Table of Contents

1. Physical and biological properties and principles related to animal movement2. Muscles and skeletons: the building blocks of animal movement3. Movement on land4. Movement in water5. Movement in air6. Cell Crawling7. Jumping, climbing and suspensory locomotion8. Metabolic pathways for fueling locomotion9. Energy costs of locomotion10. Neuromuscular control of movement