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Understanding mammalian locomotion : concepts and applications

Author: John Edward Arthur Bertram
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.
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"Understanding Mammalian Locomotion will formally introduce the emerging perspective of collision dynamics in mammalian terrestrial locomotion and explain how it influences the interpretation of form and functional capabilities. The objective is to bring the reader interested in the function and mechanics of mammalian terrestrial locomotion to a sophisticated conceptual understanding of the relevant mechanics and
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bertram, John Edward Arthur, 1954-
Understanding mammalian locomotion.
Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley-Blackwell, 2016
(DLC) 2015026512
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Edward Arthur Bertram
ISBN: 9781119113720 1119113725 9781119113737 1119113733 9781119113713 1119113717
OCLC Number: 924683566
Notes: Machine generated contents note: List of Contributors Preface 1. Concepts through time: Historical perspectives on mammalian locomotion John E.A. Bertram 2. Considering gaits: Descriptive approaches John E.A. Bertram 3. Muscles as actuators Anne K. Gutmann, John E.A. Bertram 4. Concepts in locomotion: Levers, struts, pendula and springs John E.A. Bertram 5. Concepts in locomotion: Wheels, spokes, collisions and insight from the center of mass John E.A. Bertram 6. Reductionist models of walking and running Part 1: Bipedal locomotion and the "Ultimate cost of legged locomotion" Part 2: Quadrupedal locomotion James R. Usherwood 7. Whole body mechanics: how leg compliance shapes the way we move A. Seyfarth, H. Geyer, S. Lipfert, J. Rummel, Y. Blum, M. Maus and D. Maykranz 8. The most important feature of an organism's biology: Dimension, similarity and scale John E.A. Bertram 9. Accounting for the influence of animal size on biomechanical variables: concepts and considerations Sharon Bullimore 10. Locomotion in Small Tetrapods: Size-Based Limitations to "Universal Rules" in Locomotion Audrone Biknevicius, Stephen M. Reilly and Elvidin Klijuno 11. Non-steady locomotion Monica A. Daley 12. The evolution of terrestrial locomotion in bats: the bad, the ugly, and the good Daniel K. Riskin, John E.A. Bertram, John W. Hermanson 13. The Fight or Flight Dichotomy: Functional Tradeoff in Specialization for Aggression Versus Locomotion David R. Carrier 14. Design for prodigious size without extreme body mass: Dwarf elephants, differential scaling and implications for functional adaptation John E.A. Bertram 15. Basic mechanisms of bipedal locomotion: head-supported loads and strategies to reduce the cost of walking James R. Usherwood and John E.A. Bertram 16. Would a horse on the moon gallop? Directions available in locomotion research (and how not to spend too much time exploring blind alleys) John E.A. Bertram Index.
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Contents: 1 Concepts through time: historical perspectives on mammalian locomotion / John E.A. Bertram --
2 Considering gaits: descriptive approaches / John E.A. Bertram --
3 Muscles as actuators / Anne K. Gutmann and John E.A. Bertram --
4 Concepts in locomotion: levers, struts, pendula and springs / John E.A. Bertram --
5 Concepts in locomotion: wheels, spokes, collisions and insight from the center of mass / John E.A. Bertram --
6 Reductionist models of walking and running / James R. Usherwood --
7 Whole-body mechanics: how leg compliance shapes the way we move / Andre Seyfarth, Hartmut Geyer, Susanne Lipfert, J. Rummel, Yvonne Blum, M. Maus and D. Maykranz --
8 The most important feature of an organism's biology: dimension, similarity and scale / John E.A. Bertram --
9 Accounting for the influence of animal size on biomechanical variables: concepts and considerations / Sharon Bullimore --
10 Locomotion in small tetrapods: size-based limitations to "universal rules" in locomotion / Audrone R. Biknevicius, Stephen M. Reilly and Elvedin Kljuno --
11 Non-steady locomotion / Monica A. Daley --
12 The evolution of terrestrial locomotion in bats: the bad, the ugly, and the good / Daniel K. Riskin, John E.A. Bertram and John W. Hermanson --
13 The fight or flight dichotomy: functional trade-off in specialization for aggression versus locomotion / David R. Carrier --
14 Design for prodigious size without extreme body mass: dwarf elephants, differential scaling and implications for functional adaptation / John E.A. Bertram --
15 Basic mechanisms of bipedal locomotion: head-supported loads and strategies to reduce the cost of walking / James R. Usherwood and John E.A. Bertram --
16 Would a horse on the moon gallop? Directions available in locomotion research (and how not to spend too much time exploring blind alleys) / John E.A. Bertram.
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