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Author Hansell, Michael H. (Michael Henry), 1940-

Title Animal architecture / Mike Hansell
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 322 pages) : illustrations
Series Oxford animal biology series
Oxford animal biology series.
Contents 1. Functions -- 2. Building materials : nature, origins, and processing -- 3. Construction : behaviour and anatomy -- 4. Work organisation and building complexity -- 5. Mechanics, growth, and design -- 6. Building costs, optimal solutions, and trade-offs -- 7. Animal architects as ecosystem engineers -- 8. Evolution
Summary Construction behaviour occurs across the entire spectrum of the animal kingdom from organisms through to insects, birds and mammals. It affects the survival of both builders and other organisms associated with the building or building materials. The author integrates ideas and concepts from all areas related to animal architecture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Animals -- Habitations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191709838 ebook