Elastic Mechanisms in Animal Movement (Paperback)Alexander R. McNeill (author)
Paperback 150 Pages / Published: 01/01/1988
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Originally published in 1988, this book is about the uses and implications of elastic properties in various aspects of animal biology. After a brief study of the properties of elastic materials, the book considers the functions of springs in the bodies of animals. Drawing on specific examples, the uses of elastic structures as, amongst other things, muscle antagonists, energy stores, catapults and suspension springs are described. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in animal mechanics.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 150
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 8 mm
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