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The Resource Feats of strength : how evolution shapes animal athletic abilities, Simon Lailvaux

Feats of strength : how evolution shapes animal athletic abilities, Simon Lailvaux

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Feats of strength : how evolution shapes animal athletic abilities
Title
Feats of strength
Title remainder
how evolution shapes animal athletic abilities
Statement of responsibility
Simon Lailvaux
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A fascinating exploration of the extreme world of animal athletics, how these stunning abilities have evolved, and their insights into human performance and evolution How is it that fish can climb waterfalls, snakes glide, and cheetahs run so fast? Natural and sexual selection has driven the evolution of diverse and stunning athletic abilities throughout the animal kingdom. Drawing on decades of performance research, integrative biologist Simon Lailvaux highlights the ecological and evolutionary importance of these abilities, which include running, jumping, flying, biting, climbing, and swimming, and explains the many reasons they exist. He describes the methods and tools scientists use to measure animal performance-remote sensing technologies that can capture a cheetah's running speed, or force meters that gauge the strength of a lizard's bite or crab's grip-as well as the reasons why they act this way. Using examples from the smallest insects to birds, whales, and even dinosaurs, Lailvaux provides a unique glimpse into a vibrant, eclectic field of research and points to new directions for understanding performance evolution in both animals and humans
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Lailvaux, Simon
Dewey number
570
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Natural selection
  • Natural history
Label
Feats of strength : how evolution shapes animal athletic abilities, Simon Lailvaux
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Running, Jumping, and Biting -- Eating and Not Being Eaten -- Lovers and Fighters -- Girls and Boys -- Hot and Cold -- Shape and Form -- Limits and Constraints -- Death and Taxes -- Nature and Nurture -- Mice and Men
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on1035556527
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300235456
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035556527
Label
Feats of strength : how evolution shapes animal athletic abilities, Simon Lailvaux
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Running, Jumping, and Biting -- Eating and Not Being Eaten -- Lovers and Fighters -- Girls and Boys -- Hot and Cold -- Shape and Form -- Limits and Constraints -- Death and Taxes -- Nature and Nurture -- Mice and Men
Control code
on1035556527
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300235456
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035556527

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