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- DescriptionPresents an explanation of how insects fly. This book relates the biomechanics of flight to insect ecology and evolution. It begins with an overview of insect flight biomechanics, and explains insect morphology, wing motions, aerodynamics, flight energetics, and flight metabolism within a modern phylogenetic setting.
- Author BiographyRobert Dudley is Professor of Biomechanics and Comparative Physiology at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of numerous articles on the biomechanics of insect flight. He is also a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the Republic of Panama.
- PrizesWinner of Association of American Publishers Award for Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Biological Science 2000 (United States).
- Author(s)Robert Dudley
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication09/09/2002
- GenreLife Sciences: Zoology
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note10 tables, 35 line illus., 6 color plates
- Weight680 g
- Width152 mm
- Height235 mm
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