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Mike Hansell

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198507529

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507529.001.0001

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Construction: behaviour and anatomy Construction: behaviour and anatomy

Construction: behaviour and anatomy Construction: behaviour and anatomy

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Animal Architecture

Mike Hansell

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on construction, which involves the coordination of appropriate anatomy in effective action. This effectiveness will be evident in movements of precision and of power, although the importance of each of these will vary greatly depending upon the method of construction. The chapter characterises different methods or techniques of construction. Particular species tend to use exclusively or predominantly one of these techniques, but their full building repertoire may cover two or more. The chapter also examines predictions on the nature of specialization in anatomy and behaviour associated with the different building methods.

Keywords:   construction methods, anatomy, fetch and drop, interlocking and weaving, Velcro fastening, sticking together, modelling, folding and rolling, spinning, sculpting

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