"This work is a remarkable accomplishment, something never before even attempted. . . . Especially noteworthy are the remarkable way it combines biomechanical with ecological and evolutionary thinking and the extent to which it brings in non-English literature. . . . It will have a long and useful life."--Steven Vogel, Duke University, author ofLife in Moving Fluids: The Physical Biology of FlowandLife's Devices: The Physical World of Animals and Plants "This is an excellent book, without any serious competitors.... Particularly impressive is the range of Robert Dudley's knowledge and understanding of the many aspects and of the literature of this fascinating, complex subject. He covers physiology, functional morphology, paleontology, aerodynamics, behaviour and ecology with almost equal confidence and authority ... and the book excels as a synthesis of all these fields, and as a unique source of information on the subject as a whole."--Robin Wootton, University of Exeter "Robert Dudley provides a thorough review and synthesis of the literature on insect flight. The book is timely in several respects.... It will serve as an excellent example of how the fields of biomechanics and evolution can be productively and rigorously combined."--Mark Denny, Stanford University, author ofAir and Water: The Biology and Physics of Life's MediaandBiology and the Mechanics of the Wave-Swept Environment.Robert Dudley is the author of 'The Biomechanics of Insect Flight: Form, Function, Evolution', published 2002 under ISBN 9780691094915 and ISBN 0691094918.