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Readership: This advanced textbook is suitable for graduate level students as well as professional researchers in the fields of biomechanics, physiology, evolutionary biology and palaeontology. It will also be of relevance and use to researchers in the physical sciences and engineering.
Graham Taylor, University Associate Professor in Mathematical Biology, University of Oxford, UK, and Adrian Thomas, Professor of Biomechanics, University of Oxford, UK
Graham Taylor is Associate Professor of Mathematical Biology at the University of Oxford, Department of Zoology, with a particular focus on the dynamics and control of flight, and a strong interest in evolutionary theory and animal behaviour.
Adrian Thomas is Professor of Biomechanics at the University of Oxford, Department of Zoology, and works on Biomechanics and Evolution, with a particular focus on animal flight and aerodynamics. He does aerodynamics consultancy work with drone and paraglider
manufacturers and flies the wings he helps design.
6: Form and function in flight
7: Adaptation in avian wing design
8: Trade-offs: selection, phylogeny and constraint