Life in Moving Fluids: The Physical Biology of Flow (Second edition) / Edition 2

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Overview

Both a landmark text and reference book, Steven Vogel's Life in Moving Fluids has also played a catalytic role in research involving the applications of fluid mechanics to biology. In this revised edition, Vogel continues to combine humor and clear explanations as he addresses biologists and general readers interested in biological fluid mechanics, offering updates on the field over the last dozen years and expanding the coverage of the biological literature. His discussion of the relationship between fluid flow and biological design now includes sections on jet propulsion, biological pumps, swimming, blood flow, and surface waves, and on acceleration reaction and Murray's law. This edition contains an extensive bibliography for readers interested in designing their own experiments.

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Editorial Reviews

Physics Today
Vogel ... has a deep knowledge of hydrodynamics and knows how to teach the subject. Many phenomena are explained more clearly in his book than in common fluid dynamic texts.... Beautifully produced.
— Jerry Gollub
American Scientist
This edition includes more of everything: more physical concepts, more biological examples, more sources for additional information.... Vogel finds a way to make sense of even the least intuitive concepts.
— Mike May
Science
Praise for the previous edition: Required reading for students of biology at all levels of career development.
— Paul W. Webb
Scientific American
For biologists who want to come to the beginning of a quantitative understanding of a wide variety of adaptations, for general readers who want to see how fluid mechanics works in a varied and often surprising context ... this book, full of data, rich in up-to-date and well-appraised references, is a first-class opportunity.
— Philip Morrison
Physics Today - Jerry Gollub
Vogel ... has a deep knowledge of hydrodynamics and knows how to teach the subject. Many phenomena are explained more clearly in his book than in common fluid dynamic texts.... Beautifully produced.
American Scientist - Mike May
This edition includes more of everything: more physical concepts, more biological examples, more sources for additional information.... Vogel finds a way to make sense of even the least intuitive concepts.
Scientific American - Philip Morrison
For biologists who want to come to the beginning of a quantitative understanding of a wide variety of adaptations, for general readers who want to see how fluid mechanics works in a varied and often surprising context ... this book, full of data, rich in up-to-date and well-appraised references, is a first-class opportunity.
Science - Paul W. Webb
Praise for the previous edition: Required reading for students of biology at all levels of career development.
From the Publisher
"Vogel ... has a deep knowledge of hydrodynamics and knows how to teach the subject. Many phenomena are explained more clearly in his book than in common fluid dynamic texts.... Beautifully produced."—Jerry Gollub, Physics Today

"This edition includes more of everything: more physical concepts, more biological examples, more sources for additional information.... Vogel finds a way to make sense of even the least intuitive concepts."—Mike May, American Scientist

Praise for the previous edition: Required reading for students of biology at all levels of career development."—Paul W. Webb, Science

"For biologists who want to come to the beginning of a quantitative understanding of a wide variety of adaptations, for general readers who want to see how fluid mechanics works in a varied and often surprising context ... this book, full of data, rich in up-to-date and well-appraised references, is a first-class opportunity."—Philip Morrison, Scientific American

Science
Praise for the previous edition: "Required reading for students of biology at all levels of career development.
— Paul W. Webb
American Scientist
This edition includes more of everything: more physical concepts, more biological examples, more sources for additional information.... Vogel finds a way to make sense of even the least intuitive concepts.
— Mike May
Scientific American

For biologists who want to come to the beginning of a quantitative understanding of a wide variety of adaptations, for general readers who want to see how fluid mechanics works in a varied and often surprising context ... this book, full of data, rich in up-to-date and well-appraised references, is a first-class opportunity.
— Philip Morrison
Science

Praise for the previous edition: "Required reading for students of biology at all levels of career development.
— Paul W. Webb
American Scientist

This edition includes more of everything: more physical concepts, more biological examples, more sources for additional information.... Vogel finds a way to make sense of even the least intuitive concepts.
— Mike May
Physics Today

Vogel ... has a deep knowledge of hydrodynamics and knows how to teach the subject. Many phenomena are explained more clearly in his book than in common fluid dynamic texts.... Beautifully produced.
— Jerry Gollub
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691026169
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1996
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 484
  • Sales rank: 1,216,769
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the New Edition
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Remarks at the Start 3
Ch. 2 What Is a Fluid and How Much So 16
Ch. 3 Neither Hiding nor Crossing Streamlines 32
Ch. 4 Pressure and Momentum 50
Ch. 5 Drag, Scale, and the Reynolds Number 81
Ch. 6 The Drag of Simple Shapes and Sessile Systems 106
Ch. 7 Shape and Drag: Motile Animals 132
Ch. 8 Velocity Gradients and Boundary Layers 156
Ch. 9 Life in Velocity Gradients 174
Ch. 10 Making and Using Vortices 204
Ch. 11 Lift, Airfoils, Gliding, and Soaring 230
Ch. 12 The Thrust of Flying and Swimming 262
Ch. 13 Flows within Pipes and Other Structures 290
Ch. 14 Internal Flows in Organisms 308
Ch. 15 Flow at Very Low Reynolds Numbers 331
Ch. 16 Unsteady Flows 362
Ch. 17 Flow at Fluid-Fluid Interfaces 378
Ch. 18 Do It Yourself 398
List of Symbols 403
Bibliography and Index of Citations 407
Subject Index 441
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First Chapter

CHAPTER 1
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