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Insect Flight : Cambridge Monographs in Experimental Biology - J.W.S. Pringle

Insect Flight

Cambridge Monographs in Experimental Biology

Paperback Published: 22nd April 2010
ISBN: 9780521135009
Number Of Pages: 144

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Throughout the 1950s, methods of experimental analysis led to a great increase in knowledge of the machinery of insect flight. In this 1957 monograph, Dr Pringle brings together the results of his investigations of the mechanics of wing motion, the structure and physiology of flight muscle, aerodynamics, sense organs and nervous co-ordination, and shows how a common structural plan has been perfected during the course of evolution to produce the variety of form and function found in the different insect orders. Of particular interest is the special type of muscle found only in the higher insects and responsible for the very high wing-beat frequencies of some flies and bees. Many different lines of approach have contributed to the understanding of insect flight, and the subject is of great interest to entomologists, comparative physiologists and biological engineers.

Preface
General anatomy of the wings and of a wing-bearing segment
The form and mechanism of the wing beat
The histology, physiology and biochemistry of flight muscle
Aerodynamics
Nervous and sensory mechanisms
References
Index of insects
Index of subjects
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ISBN: 9780521135009
ISBN-10: 0521135001
Series: Cambridge Monographs in Experimental Biology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 22nd April 2010
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.86
Weight (kg): 0.19

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