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Practical Guide to Vertebrate Mechanics

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ISBN-10: 0521576733

ISBN-13: 9780521576734

Edition: 1999

Authors: Christopher McGowan

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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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Book details

List price: $105.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/28/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496

Christopher McGowan is Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and Professor of Zoology at the University of Toronto.

Preface
Introduction
A matter of scale
Elasticity
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
Terrestrial locomotion
Fluid flow
Flight and flying
Swimming and swimmers
Appendix: chapter notes and responses to questions
References
Index