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The Evolution of Flight

Authors: Glaeser, Georg, Paulus, Hannes F., Nachtigall, Werner

  • Represents a real work of art, richly illustrated with aesthetically pleasing images, accompanied by clear and incisive explanatory texts
  • Introduces the reader to the staggering world of flying: from the botanical air fleet, over flying snakes and fish, to penguins flying underwater and humans rising into the air
  • Ideally suited for both scientists and the educated public and generally for anyone who is interested in nature
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About this book

This book will take you on an exciting journey made up of texts and images. Spectacular, large-scale photographs printed on double pages and accompanied by explanatory texts will arouse the reader’s curiosity about evolution’s accomplishments in the world of flying: from the botanical air fleet (pollen grains, flying seeds…), over flying snakes and fish, to penguins flying underwater and humans rising into the air.
Mathematician and passionate animal photographer Georg Glaser has joined forces with the experienced evolutionary biologist Hannes Paulus and the exercise physiologist and flight biophysicist Werner Nachtigall in order to approach this topic with words and pictures in a way that is both generally comprehensible and scientifically sound.
Double-page by double-page, the book can be read in any order. Cross-references allow to jump easily from one double-page to another. Aside from the detailed introduction to each chapter, the text passages are usually independent from one another, and they discuss crucial moments in the evolutionary process. The double-pages provide additional information on bibliographical references and references to informative websites.

About the authors

Georg Glaeser is Professor of Mathematics and Geometry at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. At the same time, he has passionately dedicated himself to being an animal photographer.

Hannes F. Paulus was, up to his retirement as professor emeritus, Head of the Department of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Vienna. Now he works at the University of Vienna’s Department of Integrative Zoology.
Werner Nachtigall was, up to his retirement as professor emeritus, Head of the Department of Zoology of the University of Saarland. Amongst other things, he has done extensive research on physiology and biomechanics.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • 400 Million Years of Flight Evolution

    Glaeser, Georg (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

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  • Photographs of animals in flight

    Glaeser, Georg (et al.)

    Pages 19-50

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  • From the perspective of the biophysicist

    Glaeser, Georg (et al.)

    Pages 51-86

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  • Criteria of evolution

    Glaeser, Georg (et al.)

    Pages 87-122

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  • Insects: The first flying animals

    Glaeser, Georg (et al.)

    Pages 123-164

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eBook 32,12 €
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Hardcover 41,59 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Evolution of Flight
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57024-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57024-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57023-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 248
Number of Illustrations and Tables
320 b/w illustrations
Topics