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Academic & Professional Books  Organismal to Molecular Biology  Animals: General

Optima for Animals

By: Alexander R McNeill
165 pages, 38 figs, 7 tables
Optima for Animals
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  • Optima for Animals ISBN: 9780691027982 Edition: 2 Paperback Jan 1997 Out of stock with supplier: order now to get this when available
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About this book

Optimisation theory is designed to find the best ways of doing things. The structures of animals, their movements, their behaviour, and their life histories have all been shaped by the optimising processes of evolution or of learning by trial and error. In this revised edition of a widely acclaimed book, we see how extraordinarily diverse branches of biology are illuminated by the powerful methods of optimisation theory.


<table><TR><TD> <TD>Preface <TD>Introduction <TR><TD>2 <TD>Optimum structures <TR><TD>3 <TD>Optimum movements <TR><TD>4 <TD>Optimum behaviour <TR><TD>5 <TD>Optimum life-styles <TR><TD>6 <TD>Dangers and difficulties <TR><TD>7 <TD>Mathematical summary <TR><TD> <TD>References <TR><TD> <TD>Index

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By: Alexander R McNeill
165 pages, 38 figs, 7 tables
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This is a comprehensively revised edition, now taking in not only optimum structures and movements, but also the games theory of animal behaviour strategies and life styles... It is in this breadth of its Darwinian perspective and the detail of its analysis and examples that the book's strength lies. Journal of Biological Education
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