Biomimicry: Inventions Inspired by Nature

byDora LeeIllustratorMargot Thompson

Hardcover | August 1, 2011

Biomimicry: Inventions Inspired by Nature by Dora Lee
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Biomimicry examines the extraordinary innovations of the natural world and the human inventions they have inspired. Readers will learn about marvels such as high-performance swimsuits modeled after sharkskin and the sleek front ends of Japanese bullet trains based on the long, streamlined beak of the kingfisher. There's also plenty about what glimmers on the horizon: A Brazilian beetle may be key to developing computers that run on light, and the gecko's humble foot may hold the secret to revolutionizing the way surgical wounds are closed. Best of all, nature's inventions are lean, green machines that are self-sustaining and generate zero waste --- yet another cue humans are taking from the natural world. Astounding facts, easy-to-understand prose and luminous illustrations bring the wonders of nature into the science lab.
Title:Biomimicry: Inventions Inspired by NatureFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:40 pages, 12.25 X 9.25 X 0.32 inShipping dimensions:40 pages, 12.25 X 9.25 X 0.32 inPublished:August 1, 2011Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554534674

ISBN - 13:9781554534678

Appropriate for ages: 8

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