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Author Videler, John J

Title Avian flight / John J. Videler
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 258 pages) : illustrations
Series Oxford ornithology series ; 14
Oxford ornithology series ; 14.
Contents 1. Acquisition of knowledge -- 2. The flight apparatus -- 3. Feathers for flight -- 4. Aerodynamics -- 5. Evolution of bird flight -- 6. Bird flight modes -- 7. The bird flight engine -- 8. Energy required for flight -- 9. Comparing the metabolic costs of flight
Summary This accessible reference covers all the main aspects of arial locomotion by birds including sections on the history of bird flight study, aerodynamics, fuctional morphology, evolution, kinematics, physiology, energetics and the costs of flight
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Birds -- Flight.
Animal flight.
Birds -- anatomy & histology
Birds -- physiology
Flight, Animal
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Physical.
Animal flight.
Birds -- Flight.
Vogels.
Vliegen (activiteit)
Biomechanica.
Fysiologische aspecten.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005281951
ISBN 1423786602
9781423786603
9780199299928
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