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By Duncan J. Irschick,Timothy E. Higham

ISBN-10: 0199296545

ISBN-13: 9780199296545

ISBN-10: 0199296553

ISBN-13: 9780199296552

Animals practice many athletic initiatives to an grand measure of achievement: not just superb feats of working and leaping but additionally regimen activities that verify survival resembling feeding, vocalization, diving, flying, and plenty of extra. The examine of functionality capability (defined because the skill of an animal to behavior a key activity) is of significant curiosity to either ecologists and evolutionary biologists. At an ecological point, how good participants practice frequently dictates
opportunities for copy, profession of most popular territories, or shooting prey. for that reason, edition in functionality capacities could be a key determinant of version in health inside animal populations. At an evolutionary point, version in functionality frequently follows heavily from version in form,
and for that reason permits animals to invade novel habitats, or to overhaul different species. This novel ebook examines how and why animal athletes have advanced. It makes use of examples from around the animal state and integrates them within the broader context of ecology and evolution, thereby settling on universal subject matters that go beyond taxonomic divisions.

Animal Athletes is an obtainable textbook of specific relevance to undergraduates, graduate scholars, researchers, and execs within the fields of evolutionary biology, ecology, vertebrate morphology, and useful morphology, and also will entice the layperson.

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