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Mechanical Design in Organisms

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ISBN-13: 978-0691083087
ISBN-10: 0691083088
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"One of the most useful and important books I have reviewed. The designer of a bridge needs to know the strength of his steel or concrete and he needs to know how forces are transmitted through structures. . . . A biologist studying an animal or plant structure cannot understand it fully without the same sort of knowledge."--Quarterly Review of Biology

About the Author

Wainwright is Professor of Zoology at Duke University.

Gosline is Professor of Zoology at the University of British Columbia.

Biggs is Professor of Construction Management at the University of Reading, U.K.

John D. Currey is Emeritus Professor of Biology at the University of York. He is the author of "Animal Skeletons and The Mechanical Adaptations of Bones" (Princeton) and a coauthor of "Mechanical Design in Organisms" (Princeton).
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  • Paperback: 423 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (July 1, 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691083088
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691083087
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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