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Elastic Mechanisms in Animal Movement
     

Elastic Mechanisms in Animal Movement

by R. McNeill Alexander
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521349680
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1988
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.31(d)

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