Animal Locomotion. Andrew Biewener and Sheila Patek. Abstract. This book provides a synthesis of the physical, physiological, evolutionary, and. Patek and Biewener have published an upper-level undergraduate and graduate level book about Animal Locomotion. The book can be ordered from Oxford. Loading data.. Open Bottom Panel. Go to previous Content Download this Content Share this Content Add This Content to Favorites Go to next Content. ← →.

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Within each mode of locomotion, animals have evolved designs and mechanisms that effectively contend with the physical properties and forces imposed on them by their environment. Chapter 9 Evolution of Locomotion. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Loccomotion costs of locomotion ; They also must navigate similar physical properties of their environment.

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In addition to discussing the locomotor mechanisms of complex animals, the locomotor movement of single cells is also covered. The underlying physiological and biomechanical properties of muscles, skeletons and nervous systems are linked to the mechanisms and control of movement. Strategies for conserving energy and moving economically are again highlighted in this section of the book. Physical and biological properties and principles related to animal locomotion 2. Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: Write a customer review.

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Consequently, an integrative approach to organismal function that spans multiple levels of biological organization provides a strong understanding of animal locomotion.

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Animal Locomotion

Humanity in a Creative Universe Stuart A. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 18mm Common themes are observed for the ways in which animals successfully contend with the properties of a given physical environment across diversity of life forms and varying locomotor modes. Chapter 4 Movement on Land.

Biewener begins by examining the underlying machinery for movement: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Animal Locomotion Andrew A. Animals have evolved remarkable biomechanical and physiological systems that enable their rich repertoire of motion. Several themes run through this book.

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About the Author Professor Andrew A. Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: Biewener Concord Field Station, M. Movement in water ; 5. Such comparisons also highlight how certain organisms may differ and point to strategies that have evolved for movement in diverse environments.