Animal Locomotion. Andrew Biewener and Sheila Patek. Abstract. This book provides a synthesis of the physical, physiological, evolutionary, and. Patek and Biewener have published an upper-level undergraduate and graduate level book about Animal Locomotion. The book can be ordered from Oxford. Loading data.. Open Bottom Panel. Go to previous Content Download this Content Share this Content Add This Content to Favorites Go to next Content. ← →.

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This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – znimal abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level. Animals have evolved remarkable biomechanical and physiological systems that enable their rich repertoire of motion.

Animal Locomotion – Oxford Scholarship

Animal Locomotion offers a fundamental understanding of animal movement through a broad comparative and integrative approach, including basic mathematics and physics, examination of new and enduring literature, consideration of classic and cutting-edge methods, and a strong emphasis on the core concepts that consistently ground the dizzying array of animal movements. Across scales and environments, this book integrates the biomechanics of animal movement with the physiology of animal energetics and the neural control of locomotion.


This second edition has been thoroughly revised, incorporating new content on non-vertebrate animal locomotor systems, studies locomotiln animal locomotion that have inspired robotic designs, and a new chapter on the use of evolutionary approaches to locomotor mechanisms and performance. Physical and biological properties and principles related to animal locomotion 2.

Energetics of locomotion 4. Movement on land 5. Movement in water 6.

Animal Locomotion – Hardcover – Andrew Biewener; Sheila Patek – Oxford University Press

Movement in air 7. Jumping, climbing and suspensory locomotion 8. Neuromuscular control of movement 9.

Biewener’s laboratory focuses on the biomechanics and locomogion control of terrestrial and aerial locomotion of vertebrate animals, with relevance to biorobotics and biomedical engineering. He has published over primary research papers, and trained 18 PhDs and 16 post-doctoral fellows. Patek’s lab focuses on the interface of physics and evolution in organismal systems, especially through the evolution of acoustic mechanisms and fast movements in arthropods.

Patek received her A. She has received several honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the George A.

Animal Locomotion

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Oxford Scholarship Online This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level. Animal Locomotion Second Edition Andrew Biewener and Sheila Patek Provides complete, integrated coverage of nearly all modes of animal movement, emphasizing general principles in a clear and straightforward fashion Incorporates background material on the biomechanics and physiology of nervous, skeletal, and muscular components Adopts a renewed evolutionary approach to locomotion and includes new coverage of non-vertebrate animal locomotor systems.

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