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ISBN-10: 0521019060
Publication Year: 2005 ISBN-13:

9780521019064

Language: English Format: Trade Paper
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ISBN-100521019060
ISBN-139780521019064

Key Details
Number Of Pages200 pages
FormatPaperback
Publication Date2005-09-08
LanguageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press

Additional Details
Copyright Date2005
IllustratedYes

Dimensions
Weight10.6 Oz
Height0.5 In.
Width6 In.
Length9 In.

Target Audience
GroupScholarly & Professional

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LCCN2006-276870
LC Classification NumberQP33 .E44 1991
Dewey Decimal591.1
Dewey Edition20

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Edited byRobert W. Blake

Publisher's Note
There is often confusion over the meaning and usage of terms such as efficiency, economy, effectiveness, optimization and perfection in biology. This book defines and discusses these concepts within a broad evolutionary perspective and considers how evolutionary pressures can affect the economy and efficiency of animals. Chapters consider biomaterials, skeletal systems, muscular function, aquatic and terrestrial locomotion, and cardiovascular systems.

Table Of Content
Table Of Content1. Efficiency, effectiveness, perfection, optimization: their use in understanding vertebrate evolution C. Gans; 2. On the efficiency of energy transformations in cells and animals R. W. Blake; 3. Adapting skeletal muscle to be efficient C. J. Pennycuick; 4. Efficiency and other criteria for evaluating the quality of structural biomaterials J. M. Gosline; 5. Efficiency and optimization in the design of skeletal support systems A. A. A . Biewener and J. E. A. Bertram; 6. Efficiency in aquatic locomotion: limitations from single cells to animals T. Daniel; 7. The concepts of efficiency and economy in land locomotion R. J. Full; 8. Respiration in air-breathing vertebrates: optimisation and efficiency in design and function W. K. Milsom; 9. Cardiac energetics and the design of vertebrate arterial systems D. R. Jones; 10. An evolutionary perspective on the concept of efficiency; how does function evolve? G. V. Lauder.

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Efficiency and Economy in Animal Physiology

by Robert W. Blake

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There is often confusion over the meaning and usage of terms such as efficiency, economy, effectiveness, optimization, and perfection in biology. This book defines and discusses these concepts within a broad evolutionary perspective and considers how evolutionary pressures can affect the economy and efficiency of animals. Chapters consider biomaterials, skeletal systems, muscular function, aquatic and terrestrial locomotion, and cardiovascular systems. The result is a book of interest to all biologists, particularly those working in the field of comparative physiology and evolutionary biology.

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There is often confusion over the meaning and usage of terms such as efficiency, economy, effectiveness, optimization and perfection in biology. This book defines and discusses these concepts within a broad evolutionary perspective and considers how evolutionary pressures can affect the economy and efficiency of animals. Chapters consider biomaterials, skeletal systems, muscular function, aquatic and terrestrial locomotion, and cardiovascular systems. The result is a book of interest to all biologists, particularly those working in the field of comparative physiology and evolutionary biology.

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  • ISBN 0521019060
  • ISBN-13 9780521019064
  • Title Efficiency and Economy in Animal Physiology
  • Author Robert W. Blake
  • Format Paperback
  • Year 2005
  • Pages 200
  • Publisher Cambridge University Press
  • Dimensions6 in. x 0.5 in. x 9 in.
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