The Human Machine
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Human Machine by R.McNeill Alexander
Book DescriptionUses engineering principles to explain the mechanical workings of the human body.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231080668
(260mm x 197mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 3-Dec-1992
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author R.McNeill Alexander
Principles of Animal Locomotion, Paperback (February 2006)
Provides an overview of how animals run, walk, jump, crawl, swim, soar, hover, and fly. This book introduces energetics and optimality as basic principles. It tackles each of the major modes by which animals move on land, in water, and through air. It explains the mechanisms involved and the physical and biological forces shaping those mechanisms.
Energy for Animal Life, Paperback (January 1999)
Addresses topics using examples from throughout the animal kingdom, looking for parallels that transcend taxonomy. This book is about how animals get energy, and how they use it, a central topic in our understanding of animal biology. It draws on examples from a range of animal species, and includes practical information on relevant experiments.
Optima for Animals, Paperback (November 1996)
Optimization theory is designed to find the best ways of doing things. This work shows how extraordinarily diverse branches of biology are illuminated by the powerful methods of optimization theory. It also explains the mathematics involved, with biology students in mind. It is also useful for professionals, ranging from teachers to researchers.
Dynamics of Dinosaurs, Paperback (March 1991)» View all books by R.McNeill Alexander
How did the larger dinosaurs run? How and why did they fight? The author applies laws of physics, mechanical engineering and aerodynamics to answer these and other questions.
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Author Biography - R.McNeill Alexander
R. McNeill Alexander is an internationally known scientist in his field and holder of the Linnean Medal in Zoology. He is a fellow in the Royal Society, and has a Ph.D. from Cambridge and a D.Sc. from Wales. He is the author/editor of eleven books, and he has published more than 150 scientific articles. Currently he is Professor of Zoology at the University of Leeds in England.
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