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The Skull, Volume 3

Functional and Evolutionary Mechanisms

In this authoritative three-volume reference work, leading researchers bring together current work to provide a comprehensive analysis of the comparative morphology, development, evolution, and functional biology of the skull.

468 pages | 10 halftones, 128 line drawings, 8 tables | 6 x 9 | © 1993

Biological Sciences: Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, and Morphology

Earth Sciences: Paleontology

Table of Contents

Volume 3 - Function and Evolutionary Mechanisms Introduction by James Hanken and Brian K. Hall
1. Mechanisms of Skull Diversity and Evolution, James Hanken and Brian K. Hall
2. Convergent and Alternative Designs for Vertebrate Suspension Feeding, S. Laurie Sanderson and Richard Wassersug
3. Design of Feeding Systems in Aquatic Vertebrates: Major Patterns and Their Evolutionary Interpretations, George V. Lauder and H. Bradley Shaffer
4. The Form of the Feeding Apparatus in Terrestrial Vertebrates: Studies of Adaptation and Constraint, Kathleen K. Smith
5. The Skull as a Locomotor Organ, Marvalee H. Wake
6. Structural Basis of Hearing and Sound Transmission, R. Eric Lombard and Thomas E. Hetherington
7. Beams and Machines: Modeling Approaches to the Analysis of Skull Form and Function, David B. Weishampel
8. Mechanical Analysis of the Mammalian Head Skeleton, Anthony P. Russell and Jeffrey J. Thomason
9. Scaling, Allometry, and Skull Design, Sharon B. Emerson and Dennis M. Bramble
10. Ecomorphology of the Teleostean Skull, Karel F. Liem

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