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Mechanics And Physiology Of Animal Swimming Linda Maddock

Mechanics And Physiology Of Animal Swimming

Linda Maddock

Published January 27th 1995
ISBN : 9780521460781
Hardcover
260 pages
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Aquatic organisms swim in a variety of ways, from jet propulsion to ciliary action. One of the most fascinating aspects of aquatic locomotion is the remarkable sets of adaptations that have evolved for different purposes. This volume brings togetherMoreAquatic organisms swim in a variety of ways, from jet propulsion to ciliary action. One of the most fascinating aspects of aquatic locomotion is the remarkable sets of adaptations that have evolved for different purposes. This volume brings together current research on a wide range of swimming organisms, with an emphasis on the biomechanics, physiology, and hydrodynamics of swimming in or on water. Several chapters deal with different aspects of fish swimming, from the use of different gaits to the operation of the locomotor muscles.