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Animal Locomotion

Andrew Biewener and Sheila Patek


This book provides a synthesis of the physical, physiological, evolutionary, and biomechanical principles that underlie animal locomotion. An understanding and full appreciation of animal locomotion requires the integration of these principles. Toward this end, we provide the necessary introductory foundation that will allow a more in-depth understanding of the physical biology and physiology of animal movement. In so doing, we hope that this book will illuminate the fundamentals and breadth of these systems, while inspiring our readers to look more deeply into the scientific literature and in ... More

Keywords: Running, flying, swimming, jumping, climbing, adhesion, biomaterials, muscles, skeletons, biorobotics, evolutionary biomechanics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198743156
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198743156.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Biewener, author
Lyman Professor of Biology, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

Sheila Patek, author
Associate Professor of Biology, Duke University, North Carolina, USA