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How can geckoes walk on the ceiling and basilisk lizards run over water? What are the aerodynamic effects that enable small insects to fly? What are the relative merits of squids' jet-propelled swimming and fishes' tail-powered swimming? Why do horses change gait as they increase speed? What determines our own vertical leap? Recent technical advances have greatly increased researchers' ability to answer these questions with certainty and in detail. This text provides an up-to-date overview of how animals run, walk, jump, ...

Principles of Animal Locomotion 2006, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691126340

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Principles of Animal Locomotion 2002, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691086781