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Alexander, R. McNeill

Overview
Works: 98 works in 411 publications in 4 languages and 14,554 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Collector
Classifications: QP303, 591.1852
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Most widely held works about R. McNeill Alexander
 
Most widely held works by R. McNeill Alexander
Animal mechanics by R. McNeill Alexander( Book )

29 editions published between 1968 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dynamics of dinosaurs and other extinct giants by R. McNeill Alexander( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did the larger dinosaurs run' How and why did they fight' The author applies laws of physics, mechanical engineering and aerodynamics to answer these and other questions
Bones : the unity of form and function by R. McNeill Alexander( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the perspective of an engineer admiring the girders of a bridge or parts of a machine, Bones celebrates how animals work. In tribute to both the beauty and mechanics of its subject, the book explores the structure, material, and movement of bones as they serve the design of living animals. It examines the composition of bone material, looks at the joints and muscle attachments that allow for movement - including such elaborate mechanisms as fish jaws, rattlesnake fangs, and a lion's retractable claws - and shows how the same bone is shaped wildly differently in a variety of animals." "A wealth of specially commissioned color plates complements the text, showing bones as they have seldom before been observed. Their precise, luminous images range from the unusual (the skeleton of a Pygmy Flying Squirrel) to the ordinary (the tail bones of a domestic cat), and from the enormous (the vertebra of a dinosaur) to the minuscule (the acoustic bones of a Desert Kangaroo Rat)."--Back cover
Human bones : a scientific and pictorial investigation by R. McNeill Alexander( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Human Bones combines a discussion of the function and design of human bones with color photographs. R. McNeill Alexander, the world's foremost authority on biomechanics, takes the reader on a tour of the human skeleton, investigating and celebrating the human body's 213 bones." "Alexander explores the nature of human bones as well as their relationship with other parts of the body in this informative book. Beginning by reminding readers that bones are living organs - they grow, suffer damage, and repair themselves just like other organs - Alexander elucidates the form and function of the myriad bones in the skull, the arms and legs, and the torso."--Jacket
Principles of animal locomotion by R. McNeill Alexander( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides an up-to-date overview of how animals run, walk, jump, crawl, swim, soar, hover, and fly. It covers all animals that power their movements with muscle, excluding only the tiny creatures that use cilia
The chordates by R. McNeill Alexander( Book )

28 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Encyclopedia of animal biology by R. McNeill Alexander( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses organic molecules and cells, digestion and circulation, the senses, movement, reproduction, developement, and coordination. Bibliog
The human machine by R. McNeill Alexander( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While there are other books on athletic movement, they attempt to describe only rudimentary mechanics and do not draw on recent findings. The Human Machine presents current theories and the latest experiments, and offers a completely detailed and interdisciplinary analysis of human locomotion needed for those in physical education, sports science, physiotherapy, nursing, human biology, kinesiology, or biomechanics. Whether scientists or laypersons with little background in science, people interested in how their own bodies work will find The Human Machine engrossing
Exploring biomechanics : animals in motion by R. McNeill Alexander( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Dutch and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the entire range of animal movements from humans to single-celled organisms
Optima for animals by R. McNeill Alexander( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optimization theory is designed to find the best ways of doing things. The structures of animals, their movements, their behavior, and their life histories have all been shaped by the optimizing processes of evolution or of learning by trial and error. In this revised edition of R. McNeil Alexander's widely acclaimed Optima for Animals, we see how extraordinarily diverse branches of biology are illuminated by the powerful methods of optimization theory. The mathematics involved is explained very simply, with biology students in mind, but the book is not just for them. It is also for professionals, ranging from teachers to researchers
The invertebrates by R. McNeill Alexander( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and Italian and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mechanics and energetics of animal locomotion by R. McNeill Alexander( Book )

14 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elastic mechanisms in animal movement by R. McNeill Alexander( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Locomotion of animals by R. McNeill Alexander( Book )

12 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animals by R. McNeill Alexander( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about the major groups of animals, their structure, physiology and ways of life. Each chapter, except the first, deals with a taxonomic group of animals, usually a phylum or class. Brief descriptions of a few examples are followed by more detailed discussion of selected topics. Some of the topics are peculiarities of the groups (for example, the shells of molluscs and the flight of insects). Others are more widespread features or properties of animals which can be illustrated particularly well by reference to the group. Many experiments are described, on the grounds that it is as important and interesting to know how information is obtained, as to know the information itself. The text demonstrates the extraordinary diversity of animals, without becoming encumbered with excessive morphological and taxonomic information
Functional design in fishes by R. McNeill Alexander( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biomechanics by R. McNeill Alexander( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This resource booklet contains simple, fun, practical ideas each linked to biomechanical principles
Size and shape by R. McNeill Alexander( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For college and university biologists, zoologists, anatomists, physiologists, and bioengineers
Energy for animal life by R. McNeill Alexander( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Energy for Animal Life is about how animals get energy, and how they use it. It encompasses the food chain, from solar radiation and photosynthesis to food sources for herbivores and for carnivores, and compares the merits of different designs of digestive system and of different strategies for finding and choosing food." "Of course, animal energy is not simply a question of feeding, and several chapters in turn look at energy use." "The style is very accessible, and suitable as supplementary reading for undergraduates in biological sciences."--Jacket
Mechanics of animal locomotion( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Human bones : a scientific and pictorial investigation
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Alternative Names
Alexander, R. M.

Alexander, R. MacNeill

Alexander, R. MacNeill 1934-

Alexander, R. McN.

Alexander, R. McN. 1934-

Alexander, R. McN. (Robert McNeill)

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Alexander, Robert M. 1934-

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Alexander, Robert McN. 1934-

Alexander, Robert McNeill.

Alexander, Robert McNeill 1934-

Alexsander, Robert McNeil

Mac Neill Alexander, R.

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MacNeill Alexander, R.

MacNeill Alexander, R. 1934-

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McNeill Alexander, R.

McNeill Alexander, R. 1934-

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Robert McNeill Alexander British zoologist

Robert McNeill Alexander Brits zoöloog (1934-2016)

アレキサンダー, R. M

アレキサンダー, R. マクニイル

アレクサンダー, R. M.

Languages
English (305)

Japanese (3)

Italian (1)

Dutch (1)