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Biomechanics of Animals and Plants

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is biomechanics.


Six Superlative Sources

· Denny, Mark W. Air and Water: The Biology and Physics of Life's Media. 1993. Princeton University Press. 341 pages.

· Fung, Y.C. Biomechanics: Mechanical Properties of Living Tissues. 1981. Springer-Verlag. 433 pages.

· Koehl, Mimi A.R. (1996) "When does morphology matter?" Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 27:501-542.

· Niklas, Karl J. Plant Biomechanics: An Engineering Approach to Plant Form and Function. 1992. University of Chicago Press. 607 pages.

· Vogel, Steven. Life in Moving Fluids: The Physical Biology of Flow, 2nd ed., revised and expanded. 1994. Princeton University Press. 467 pages.

· Wainwright, Steven A., W.D. Biggs, J.D. Currey, and J.M. Gosline. Mechanical Design in Organisms. 1982. Princeton University Press. 423 pages.

Other Excellent Sources

· Biomechanics (Journal)

· Hildebrand, Milton, Dennis M. Bramble, Karel F. Liem, and David B. Wake. Functional Vertebrate Morphology. 1985. Belknap/Harvard. 430 pages.

· McMahon, Thomas A. Muscles, Reflexes, and Locomotion. 1984. Princeton University Press. 331 pages.

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