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Aerodynamics

John J. Videler

in Avian Flight

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299928
eISBN:
9780191714924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299928.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Main forces on a flying bird are lift, weight, thrust, and drag. Quantitative visualization of the flow shows how these forces result from the interactions between bird and air. Conventional flow ... More


Capitalistic v. Militaristic: The Paradigm Uniformity Effect Reconsidered

Stuart Davis

in Paradigms in Phonological Theory

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199267712
eISBN:
9780191708213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267712.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter argues for a different view than Steriade's of the paradigm uniformity effect with respect to the distinction between capitalistic v. militaristic. It contends that the nonflapping of ... More


Swimming in the mollusc Clione limacina based on wing flapping

G. N. Orlovsky, T. G. Deliagina, and S. Grillner

in Neuronal Control of Locomotion: From Mollusc to Man

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524052
eISBN:
9780191724497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524052.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter focuses on the sea angel Clione limacina, a marine mollusc and its importance for examining all components of the locomotor control system at the network and cellular levels. An adult ... More


From Geckos to Blind Lizards

Eric R. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt

in Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234017
eISBN:
9780520939912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234017.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses geckos, flap-footed lizards, worm lizards, and blind lizards. Geckos have striking colors, soft skin, and adhesive toe pads. Some Australian flap-footed lizards (Pygopodidae) ... More


Winged artifacts

Wolfgang Send

in Living machines: A handbook of research in biomimetics and biohybrid systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199674923
eISBN:
9780191842702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199674923.003.0046
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Development

Winged artifacts aim at the imitation of nature’s ingenious method to produce thrust with slim and smart-shaped flapping surfaces—the bending-torsional drive. The kinematics of these surfaces shows, ... More


Movement in Air

Andrew A. Biewener and Shelia N. Patek (eds)

in Animal Locomotion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198743156
eISBN:
9780191803031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198743156.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

Aerial flight involves the same fluid mechanical principles as aquatic locomotion. However, the 800-fold lower density of air compared with water has marked consequences on the mechanisms of aerial ... More


Flight

John D. Altringham

in Bats: From Evolution to Conservation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199207114
eISBN:
9780191810015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199207114.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines the evolution of flight in bats. It looks into some basic aerodynamics principles such as aerofoils, flight theory, and the mechanics of flapping flight, and applies them to ... More


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