Swimming and Flying in Nature

Volume 2

Editors: Wu, Theodore (Ed.)

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The Symposium on Swimming and Flying in Nature which was held at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California from July 8-12, 1974 was conceived with the objective of providing an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of funda­ mental biological and fluid mechanical aspects of these forms of natura110comotion. It was the earnest hope of all concerned in the organization of the Symposium that the exchange of knowledge and interaction of ideas from the disciplines involved would stimu­ late new research in this developing field. If the liveliness of the discussion generated among the 250 or so participants is any measure, then this objective was fulfilled to a significant degree. These two companion volumes contain the manuscripts of the papers presented during the Symposium. It is hoped that this permanent record will serve to perpetuate the enthusiasm and active thought generated during those days in Pasadena. The first volume contains the proceedings of the first two days of the confer­ ence (Sessions I to IV) which concentrated on the locomotion of micro-organisms. The second volume (Sessions V to VIII) deals with the propulsion of larger fish, insects and birds. Professor Sir James Lighthill's Special Invited Lecture which opened the Symposium is contained in the second volume, rather than the first, since it deals with natural flight.

Table of contents (33 chapters)

  • Aerodynamic Aspects of Animal Flight

    Lighthill, Sir James

    Pages 423-491

  • Muscular and Energetic Aspects of Fish Swimming

    Bone, Q.

    Pages 493-528

  • The Response of Fish to Shearing Surfaces in the Water

    Bainbridge, Richard

    Pages 529-540

  • The Forces Resisting Locomotion in Bluefish

    DuBois, A. B. (et al.)

    Pages 541-551

  • Speed, Power, And Drag Measurements of Dolphins and Porpoises

    Lang, T. G.

    Pages 553-572

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Swimming and Flying in Nature
Book Subtitle
Volume 2
Editors
  • Theodore Wu
Copyright
1975
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-1326-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-1326-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-1328-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
600
Number of Illustrations and Tables
299 b/w illustrations
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