By: Robert Frenay
545 pages, no illustrations
Bridges made with spider silk; ships that swim like fish; rubber as supple as a dragonfly's wing - innovations like these are at the forefront of the concept of 'the new biology'. A way of using nature as a model for human designs, the new biology is a growing force in many different fields, and will have enormous impact on the development of the twenty-first century.
'An ambitious book that covers many different scientific disciplines' INDEPENDENT 'Frenay is essentially right that the world is becoming less machine-age and more eco-system-like' SUNDAY TIMES 'A massive, exhilarating account of the new, intersecting horizons of biology and technology . . . A grand sermon on the way ahead, it's good value for anyone thinking about our future' GLASGOW HERALD
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