Solid Biomechanics

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ISBN-13: 978-0691135502
ISBN-10: 0691135509
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"Solid Biomechanics is an interesting overview of the biomechanics of a number of different systems ranging from human tissues to mollusks to plants. Ennos uses only a minimal amount of mathematics to describe the physics of these systems, which makes the book more accessible to an average reader. . . . A useful work that will help stimulate interest in the subject of biomechanics." ― Choice

Solid Biomechanics is very well constructed, and its themes are readily accessible. The book is well illustrated with clear and effective line drawings and graphs, and its lucid text is supplemented by a useful eight-page glossary of terms used in engineering, physics, and biology. . . . It is noteworthy that Ennos has effectively confined himself to the mechanics of solids in biological systems, although it is clear that he is familiar with fluid dynamics, the mechanics of locomotion, and energetics. Others have written in this area, but his is the most comprehensive monograph so far. For me, the book works."---Henry Bennet-Clark, BioScience

"If you're looking for an engaging and insightful introduction to the mechanical world of living organisms, Roland Ennos's
Solid Biomechanics is the book for you. . . . Ennos introduces the basic mathematics without losing the reader in complex formalisms. That feature makes Solid Biomechanics a highly accessible work for both undergraduate students in biomechanics, physics, biology, and engineering and scientists looking at the structure of living organisms."---Jennifer Clarke, Physics Today

"This easily readable book, written as a primer for undergraduates on both biological and engineering courses, provides a wide range of examples that illustrate the different mechanical properties of biological materials and various mechanisms and adaptations of a host of floral and faunal organisms."
---Alex Waller, Biologist

"This is a remarkably useful resource book for anyone interested in functional ecology; at the very least order it for your library."
---Peter Thomas, Bulletin of the British Ecology Society


"The publication of this book is nothing if not auspicious. In Solid Biomechanics, Ennos brings to bear his unusually wide experience, from early work on insect flight to extensive recent research on plants. This is a book that we very much need."―Steven Vogel, professor emeritus, Duke University

"This accessible and clear book looks at how the structure and mechanical properties of tissues and organs of living organisms relate to their function. Discussing many kinds of tissues―plant, animal, and human―
Solid Biomechanics will generate broad interest in the subject."―Rod Lakes, University of Wisconsin

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Princeton University Press (October 30, 2011)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 264 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0691135509
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0691135502
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.6 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.24 x 0.83 x 10.08 inches
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