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Both a landmark text and reference book this book has also played a catalytic role in research involving the application of fluid mechanics to biology. This revised and expanded edition maintains the humour and clarity of the first edition, summarising the developments in the field in the last 12 years and expanding the coverage of the biological literature.
`Required reading for students of biology at all levels of career development.' Paul W Webb, Science.
Vogel ... has a deep knowledge of hydrodynamics and knows how to teach the subject. Many phenomena are explained more clearly in his book than in common fluid dynamic texts... Beautifully produced. -- Jerry Gollub Physics Today This edition includes more of everything: more physical concepts, more biological examples, more sources for additional information... Vogel finds a way to make sense of even the least intuitive concepts. -- Mike May American Scientist Praise for the previous edition: "Required reading for students of biology at all levels of career development. -- Paul W. Webb Science For biologists who want to come to the beginning of a quantitative understanding of a wide variety of adaptations, for general readers who want to see how fluid mechanics works in a varied and often surprising context ... this book, full of data, rich in up-to-date and well-appraised references, is a first-class opportunity. -- Philip Morrison Scientific American
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