Evolutionary Biomechanics: Selection, Phylogeny, and Constraint
Graham Taylor and Adrian Thomas
Oxford University Press
This is a scholarly volume that approaches a challenging subject in a straightforward and rigorous manner, which is illuminating without being overpowering. The focus on avian flight evolution from a Pareto multi-variable optimisation perspective enables the reader to appreciate the power of mathematical modelling in understanding the evolution of different approaches to bird flight. This is an excellent book and is ideal for students who want both depth and a fascinating context.
Ian Carter CBiol MSB
Shortlisted in the Postgraduate Textbook category of the Society of Biology Book Awards 2014