Modelling the Flying Bird

This book outlines the principles of flight, of birds in particular. It describes a way of simplifying the mechanics of flight into a practical computer program, which will predict in some detail what any bird, real or hypothetical, can and cannot do. The Flight program, presented on the companion website, generates performance curves for flapping and gliding flight, and simulations of long-distance migration and accounts successfully for the consumption of muscles and other tissues during migratory flights. The program is effectively a working model of a flying bird (or bat or pterosaur) and is the skeleton around which the book is built. The book provides a wider background and then explains how Flight works and shows how to set up and test hypotheses generated by the program. The book and the program are based on adapting the conventional (and well-tested) thinking of aeronautical engineers to the biological problems of bird flight. Their primary aim is to convince biologists that this is the appropriate way to handle problems that involve flight, to make the engineering background accessible to biologists, and to provide a tool kit in the shape of the Flight program, which they can use to solve practical problems involving bird flight and migration. In addition, the book will be readily accessible to engineers who want to know how birds work, and should be of interest to the ever-growing community working on flapping "micro air vehicles" (MAVs). The program can be used to predict the flight performance and capabilities of reconstructed fossil birds and pterosaurs, flying in ancient atmospheres that differ from present conditions, and also, of course, to predict and account for the results of experiments and observations on living birds and bats. * An up to date work by the world's leading expert on bird flight * Examines the biology and biomechanics of bird flight with added reference to the flight of bats and pterosaurs. * Uses proven aeronautical principles to help solve biological issues in understanding and predicting the flight capabilities of birds and other vertebrates. * Provides insights into the evolution of flight and the likely capabilities of extinct birds and reptiles. * Gives a detailed explanation of the science behind, and use of, the author's predictive bird flight simulation program - Flight - which is available on a companion website. * Presents often difficult concepts in easily understood language.

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  • Author : C.J. Pennycuick
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 496 pages
  • ISBN : 9780080557816
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Modelling the Flying Bird

Modelling the Flying Bird
  • Author : C.J. Pennycuick
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 23 August 2008
GET THIS BOOKModelling the Flying Bird

This book outlines the principles of flight, of birds in particular. It describes a way of simplifying the mechanics of flight into a practical computer program, which will predict in some detail what any bird, real or hypothetical, can and cannot do. The Flight program, presented on the companion website, generates performance curves for flapping and gliding flight, and simulations of long-distance migration and accounts successfully for the consumption of muscles and other tissues during migratory flights. The program is

Birds Never Get Lost

Birds Never Get Lost
  • Author : Colin Pennycuick,Sandy Pennycuick
  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing
  • Release : 22 October 2015
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Birds fly very efficiently, doing little work themselves, and gaining large amounts of energy from the atmosphere. Whether on local flights or migration, they have the freedom to fly anywhere they please. It is because of this that scientists have long been fascinated with how birds remain the ultimate aviators. Birds Never Get Lost includes reports of how bird flight has been studied in laboratories, as well as by flying with them. It also provides a comprehensive background of what

The Simple Science of Flight, revised and expanded edition

The Simple Science of Flight, revised and expanded edition
  • Author : Henk Tennekes
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 04 September 2009
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An investigation into how machines and living creatures fly, and of the similarities between butterflies and Boeings, paper airplanes and plovers. From the smallest gnat to the largest aircraft, all things that fly obey the same aerodynamic principles. In The Simple Science of Flight, Henk Tennekes investigates just how machines and creatures fly: what size wings they need, how much energy is required for their journeys, how they cross deserts and oceans, how they take off, climb, and soar. Fascinated

Birds in Flight

Birds in Flight
  • Author : Carrol L. Henderson
  • Publisher : Voyageur Press
  • Release : 22 October 2008
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Describes adaptations for avian aerodynamics, and offers tips on spotting and identifying airborne birds.

The Vertebrate Integument Volume 2

The Vertebrate Integument Volume 2
  • Author : Theagarten Lingham-Soliar
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 18 February 2015
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The emphasis in this volume is on the structure and functional design of the integument. The book starts with a brief introduction to some basic principles of physics (mechanics) including Newton’s Three Laws of Motion. These principles are subsequently used to interpret the problems animals encounter in motion. It is in only the last 40 or so years that we have begun to understand how important a role the integument plays in the locomotion of many marine vertebrates. This involves

The Genius of Birds

The Genius of Birds
  • Author : Jennifer Ackerman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 12 April 2016
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“Lovely, celebratory. For all the belittling of ‘bird brains,’ [Ackerman] shows them to be uniquely impressive machines . . .” —New York Times Book Review “A lyrical testimony to the wonders of avian intelligence.” —Scientific American An award-winning science writer tours the globe to reveal what makes birds capable of such extraordinary feats of mental prowess Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. According to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. In The Genius of

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Author : Maya Angelou
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 21 July 2010
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Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache

Machines, Mechanism and Robotics

Machines, Mechanism and Robotics
  • Author : Rajeev Kumar,Vishal S. Chauhan,Mohammad Talha,Himanshu Pathak
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 21 July 2021
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This volume includes select papers presented during the 4th International and 19th National Conference on Machines and Mechanism (iNaCoMM 2019), held in Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi. It presents research on various aspects of design and analysis of machines and mechanisms by academic and industry researchers.

Nature's Flyers

Nature's Flyers
  • Author : David E. Alexander
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 17 November 2004
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'Nature's Flyers' is a detailed account of the current scientific understanding of the primary aspects of flight in nature. The author explains the physical basis of flight, drawing upon bats, birds, insects, pterosaurs and even winged seeds.

Migration on Wings

Migration on Wings
  • Author : Lakshmi Kantha
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 23 April 2012
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This book is an effort to explore the technical aspects associated with bird flight and migration on wings. After a short introduction on the birds migration, the book reviews the aerodynamics and Energetics of Flight and presents the calculation of the Migration Range. In addition, the authors explains aerodynamics of the formation flight and finally introduces great flight diagrams.

Bird Strike

Bird Strike
  • Author : Reza Hedayati,Mojtaba Sadighi
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 06 September 2015
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Bird strikes are one of the most dangerous threats to civil and military flight safety: between 1960 and 2014, they were responsible for the destruction of approximately 150 civil aircraft and the deaths of 271 people. Bird Strike presents a summary of the damage imposed on the aviation industries by their avian counterparts. This book first presents and analyzes the statistics obtained from bird strike databases and offers various methods for minimizing the overall probability of bird-strike events. The next chapters explore how to

H is for Hawk

H is for Hawk
  • Author : Helen Macdonald
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release : 03 March 2015
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Destined to be a classic of nature writing, the story of how one woman trained a goshawk. As a child Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer. She learned the arcane terminology and read all the classic books, including T. H. White’s tortured masterpiece, The Goshawk, which describes White’s struggle to train a hawk as a spiritual contest. When her father dies and she is knocked sideways by grief, she becomes obsessed with the idea of training

Birds of Stone

Birds of Stone
  • Author : Luis M. Chiappe,Meng Qingjin
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 01 November 2016
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Anyone interested in the history of life—from paleontologists to inquisitive birders—will find Birds of Stone an irresistible feast for the eyes and mind.

Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Birds

Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Birds
  • Author : J. Eduardo P. W. Bicudo,William A. Buttemer,Mark A. Chappell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 01 April 2010
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Birds have colonized almost every terrestrial habitat on the planet - from the poles to the tropics, and from deserts to high mountain tops. This book focuses on our current understanding of the unique physiological characteristics of birds that are of particular interest to ornithologists, but also have a wider biological relevance.