Analysis of vertebrate structure
Functional approach to morphology--treatment is unique as to organization, thoroughness, and extent of biomechanical analysis.
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Chapter One The Nature of Vertebrate Morphology 3 Introduction
Some Principles and Considerations 4 General References for the Introduction
Chapter Three Fishes
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