How Animals Move

How Animals Move

by James Gray


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In this book, originally published in 1953, zoologist Sir James Gray explores the development of different kinds of animal movement, from swimming to crawling to jumping, and then examines the mechanics of the variety of possible movements made by different creatures. The text is amply illustrated by both illustrations and photographs, and is aimed primarily at a younger audience. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in zoology and the physics and biology of motion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107621374
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/08/2013
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates; List of figures; Preface; 1. The machinery of animal movement; 2. Swimming; 3. Walking and running; 4. Jumping and creeping; 5. Flying animals; 6. Flapping flight.

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