The Biomechanics of Insect Flight: Form, Function, Evolution Reprint Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0691094915
ISBN-10: 0691094918
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"Winner of the 2000 Award for Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Biological Science, Association of American Publishers"

"Robert Dudley has written a remarkably comprehensive account of our knowledge of insect flight. . . . No other recent book covers the field so fully ."---R. McNeill Alexander, Nature

"An exhaustive compendium of everything known about insect flight, the hows, whys, and evolution. Dudley cites almost 2000 works, making this an effective reference to two centuries of work." ― New Scientist

"Somewhat unusually for such a broad-scope book, Dudley fully addresses all three aspects of the subtitle. He has packed it with a plethora of interesting facts, observations, and questions that should interest a wide audience."---Graham W. Elmes, The Times Higher Education Supplement

"This book explores the topic in encyclopedic fashion. . . . [It] covers much more than the title implies."---John S. Edwards, New Biological Books

"This book explores the topic in encyclopedic fashion with a copious treasury of references and a welcome respect for the history of the subject. . . . A valuable resource."---John S. Edwards, Quarterly Review of Biology

"The paperback issue of Biomechanics of Insect Flight is a worthwhile book for investigators of any aspect of insect biology, a necessary book for those in the field of animal flight, and certainly a valuable reference book for the casual reader."---James Usherwood, Journal of Experimental Biology

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"This work is a remarkable accomplishment, something never before even attempted. . . . Especially noteworthy are the remarkable way it combines biomechanical with ecological and evolutionary thinking and the extent to which it brings in non-English literature. . . . It will have a long and useful life."―Steven Vogel, Duke University, author of Life in Moving Fluids: The Physical Biology of Flow and Life's Devices: The Physical World of Animals and Plants

"This is an excellent book, without any serious competitors.... Particularly impressive is the range of Robert Dudley's knowledge and understanding of the many aspects and of the literature of this fascinating, complex subject. He covers physiology, functional morphology, paleontology, aerodynamics, behaviour and ecology with almost equal confidence and authority ... and the book excels as a synthesis of all these fields, and as a unique source of information on the subject as a whole."―Robin Wootton, University of Exeter

"Robert Dudley provides a thorough review and synthesis of the literature on insect flight. The book is timely in several respects.... It will serve as an excellent example of how the fields of biomechanics and evolution can be productively and rigorously combined."―Mark Denny, Stanford University, author of Air and Water: The Biology and Physics of Life's Media and Biology and the Mechanics of the Wave-Swept Environment.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Princeton University Press; Reprint edition (September 29, 2002)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 496 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0691094918
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0691094915
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.5 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars 昆虫の飛行に関する包括的な良書
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