Fish Physiology: Fish Biomechanics

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Robert E. Shadwick, George V. Lauder
Elsevier, Feb 2, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 560 pages
The first in two decades to exclusively integrate physiological and biomechanical studies of fish locomotion, feeding and breathing, making this book both comprehensive and unique. Fish Physiology: Fish Biomechanics reviews and integrates recent developments in research on fish biomechanics, with particular emphasis on experimental results derived from the application of innovative new technologies to this area of research, such as high-speed video, sonomicrometry and digital imaging of flow fields. The collective chapters, written by leaders in the field, provide a multidisciplinary view and synthesis of the latest information on feeding mechanics, breathing mechanics, sensory systems, stability and maueverability, skeletal systems, muscle structure and performance, and hydrodynamics of steady and burst swimming, including riverine passage of migratory species.
  • Book presents concepts in biomechanics, a rapidly expanding area of research
  • First volume in over twenty years on this subject
  • Multi-author volume with contributions by leaders in the field
  • Clear explanations of basic biomechanical principles used in fish research
  • Well illustrated with summary figures and explanatory color diagrams
 

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Contents

Mechanics of Respiratory Pumps
1
Skull Biomechanics and Suction Feeding in Fishes
29
Functional Morphology of the Pharyngeal Jaw Apparatus
77
The Hydrodynamics and Structural Mechanics of the Lateral Line System
103
Skin and Bones Sinew and Gristle the Mechanical Behavior of Fish Skeletal Tissues
141
Functional Properties of Skeletal Muscle
179
Structure Kinematics And Muscle Dynamics In Undulatory Swimming
241
Stability and Maneuverability
281
Faststart Mechanics
333
Mechanics of Pectoral Fin Swimming in Fishes
369
Hydrodynamics of Undulatory Propulsion
425
Biomechanics and Fisheries Conservation
469
Index
525
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