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Advances in Insect Physiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123737144, 9780080556451

Advances in Insect Physiology, Volume 34

1st Edition

Insect Mechanics and Control

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Serial Editors: Jerome Casas Stephen Simpson
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123737144
eBook ISBN: 9780080556451
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 14th December 2007
Page Count: 396
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Insects have much to offer when it comes to designing engineering solutions to problems, whether for robotics, aeronautics, computing or materials science. Insect Mechanics and Control, the first book ever published on this topic, bringing together world experts working at the interface between entomology, engineering and physics to showcase the exciting research in this rapidly growing field. The authors, applied mathematicians, physicists or quantitative biologists, provide coverage of their subjects in a way that uses the minimum necessary technical detail, making the subject accessible to biologists and their students who are not expert in the field. The book in turn provides a valuable compendium of biological information for physical scientists, thus promoting interchange between the biological and physical sciences.

Key Features

  • Covers important problems in mechanics and control, by reference to extraordinary and fascinating insect examples
  • Written by experts, physicists, applied mathematicians and quantitative biologists
  • Offers a biological inspiration to physical scientists, from MEMS design to robotics
  • Provides a compelling example of integrative biology


Entomologists, as well as Physicists.


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About the Serial Editors

Jerome Casas

Affiliations and Expertise

Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l'Insecte, France

Stephen Simpson

Affiliations and Expertise

ARC Federation Fellow; School of Biological Sciences; University of Sydney; New South Wales, Australia