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Zoological Physics: Quantitative Models of Body Design, Actions, and Physical Limitations of Animals

By: Boye Knud Ahlborn

430 pages, Illus, figs, tabs

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 2004 [2006 reprint] | #131707 | ISBN: 3540208461
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About this book

The primary life functions of animals, such as eating, growing, reproducing and getting around all depend on motion: Motion of materials through the body, motion of limbs and motion of the entire body through water, air and on land. These activities are driven by internal information stored in the genes or in the brain and by external information transmitted by the senses. This book models these life functions with the tools of physics.


Contents

Life: Information, Matter, and Energy.- Energy and Temperature.- Form and Forces.- Fluids in the Body.- Animals in Motion.- Locomotion.- Waves, the Carriers of Information.- Light, Abundant Information.- Sound.- Body Electronics and Magnetic Senses.- Better Physics: The Trifle of Difference.

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