The Resource Bulletproof feathers : how science uses nature's secrets to design cutting-edge technology, edited by Robert Allen

Bulletproof feathers : how science uses nature's secrets to design cutting-edge technology, edited by Robert Allen

Label
Bulletproof feathers : how science uses nature's secrets to design cutting-edge technology
Title
Bulletproof feathers
Title remainder
how science uses nature's secrets to design cutting-edge technology
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert Allen
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Though they may sound like the stuff of science fiction, in fact such inventions represent only the most recent iterations of natural mechanisms that are billions of years old - the focus of the rapidly growing field of biomimetics. Based on the realization that natural selection has for countless eons been conducting trial-and-error experiments with the laws of physics, chemistry, material science, and engineering, biomimetics takes nature as its laboratory, looking to the most successful developments and strategies of an array of plants and animals as a source of technological innovation and ideas. Thus the lotus flower, with its waxy, water-resistant surface, gives us stainproofing; the feathers of raptors become transformable airplane wings; and the nerve-deadening serrations on a mosquito's proboscis are adapted to hypodermics."--pub. desc
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP517.B56
LC item number
B86 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QT 36
NLM item number
B936 2010
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Allen, R.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biomimetics
  • Robotics
  • Biomimetics
  • Robotics
  • Biomimetics
  • Robotics
  • Bionik
Label
Bulletproof feathers : how science uses nature's secrets to design cutting-edge technology, edited by Robert Allen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 180-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Air acoustics
  • James Simmons
  • Cooperative behavior
  • Robert Allen
  • Ventilation
  • Steve Vogel
  • New materials & natural design
  • Julian Vincent
  • Introduction
  • Robert Allen
  • Marine dynamics [chapter title: Marine biology]
  • Jeannette Yen
  • Humanlike robots
  • Yoseph Bar-Cohen
  • Underwater bioacoustics
  • Tomonari Akamatsu
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780226014708
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009037097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
3173830
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)436221287
  • (OCoLC)ocn436221287
Label
Bulletproof feathers : how science uses nature's secrets to design cutting-edge technology, edited by Robert Allen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 180-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Air acoustics
  • James Simmons
  • Cooperative behavior
  • Robert Allen
  • Ventilation
  • Steve Vogel
  • New materials & natural design
  • Julian Vincent
  • Introduction
  • Robert Allen
  • Marine dynamics [chapter title: Marine biology]
  • Jeannette Yen
  • Humanlike robots
  • Yoseph Bar-Cohen
  • Underwater bioacoustics
  • Tomonari Akamatsu
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780226014708
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009037097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
3173830
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)436221287
  • (OCoLC)ocn436221287

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