Feats of Strength: How Evolution Shapes Animal Athletic Abilities

Simon Lailvaux (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$28.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
May 22, 2018
Pages
296
Dimensions
6.4 X 1.1 X 9.4 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300222593
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About the Author

Simon Lailvaux holds the Virginia Kock/Audubon Nature Institute Chair in Species Preservation in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of New Orleans. His research group investigates ecological and evolutionary phenomena related to performance.

Reviews

"Superb. . . . Highly recommended for anyone who wants to know a bit more of the fascinating world of science behind the dexterous and amazing feats we are fortunate to see on shows like Planet Earth."--Andrew Spence, Current Biology
"From boxing shrimp to racing cheetahs, Feats of Strength is a fascinating exploration of life in motion--human life included."--Carl Zimmer, author of Parasite Rex
"Superb--vividly written, clear, fascinating and very funny--one immediately likes the author and enjoys his deep knowledge."--Robert Trivers, President, Biosocial Research Foundation and Presidential Scholar, Chapman University
"The evolution-based animal olympics have been ongoing for about 800 million years. Simon Lailvaux has written a fascinating, easy-reading, broad introduction for natural history and sports fans to the variety of competitions involved, the diversity of the competitors, and many of the rules of the games."--Malcolm Gordon, University of California, Los Angeles
"An engaging and evocatively written study of the fantastic abilities that surround us."--Warren Ellis, author of Normal