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Bertram, Albrecht

Understanding Mammalian Locomotion

Concepts and Applications

€ 170.20

Understanding Mammalian Locomotion will formally introduce the emerging perspective of collision dynamics in mammalian terrestrial locomotion and explain how it influences the interpretation of form and functional capabilities.


Taal / Language : English

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List of Contributors

Preface

1. Concepts through time: Historical perspectives on mammalian locomotion
John E. A. Bertram

2. Considering gaits: Descriptive approaches
John E. A. Bertram

3. Muscles as actuators
Anne K. Gutmann, John E. A. Bertram

4. Concepts in locomotion: Levers, struts, pendula and springs
John E. A. Bertram

5. Concepts in locomotion: Wheels, spokes, collisions and insight from the center of mass
John E. A. Bertram

6. Reductionist models of walking and running
Part 1: Bipedal locomotion and the Ultimate cost of legged locomotion
Part 2: Quadrupedal locomotion
James R. Usherwood

7. Whole body mechanics: how leg compliance shapes the way we move
A. Seyfarth, H. Geyer, S. Lipfert, J. Rummel, Y. Blum, M. Maus and D. Maykranz

8. The most important feature of an organism s biology: Dimension, similarity and scale
John E. A. Bertram

9. Accounting for the influence of animal size on biomechanical variables: concepts and considerations
Sharon Bullimore

10. Locomotion in Small Tetrapods: Size-Based Limitations to Universal Rules in Locomotion
Audrone Biknevicius, Stephen M. Reilly and Elvidin Klijuno

11. Non-steady locomotion
Monica A. Daley

12. The evolution of terrestrial locomotion in bats: the bad, the ugly, and the good
Daniel K. Riskin, John E. A. Bertram, John W. Hermanson

13. The Fight or Flight Dichotomy: Functional Tradeoff in Specialization for Aggression Versus Locomotion
David R. Carrier

14. Design for prodigious size without extreme body mass: Dwarf elephants, differential scaling and implications for functional adaptation
John E. A. Bertram

15. Basic mechanisms of bipedal locomotion: head-supported loads and strategies to reduce the cost of walking
James R. Usherwood and John E.A. Bertram

16. Would a horse on the moon gallop? Directions available in locomotion research (and how not to spend too much time exploring blind alleys)
John E. A. Bertram

Index

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Hardback
432 pagina's
Januari 2016
708 gram
250 x 150 x 33 mm
John Wiley & Sons Inc us
Levertijd: 5 tot 11 werkdagen