Practical Guide to Vertebrate Mechanics
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Description: This text can be considered an engineering book for biologists. The emphasis is on vertebrates, and each topic begins with a discussion of the underlying principles, followed by practical experiments and laboratory exercises.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/28/1999
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Christopher McGowan is Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and Professor of Zoology at the University of Toronto.
|A matter of scale|
|Measuring the strengths of materials|
|How things break|
|Bone as a composite material|
|Structures and loads|
|Engineering a skeleton|
|Friction, lubrication and joints|
|Muscles: the driving force of skeletons|
|Flight and flying|
|Swimming and swimmers|
|Appendix: chapter notes and responses to questions|