Books  Animal & General Biology  Animal & General Biology 

Functional Surfaces in Biology, Volume 1: Little Structures with Big Effects

New subject not covered in other books to this extent

Series: Functional Surfaces in Biology Volume: 1

By: Stanislav N Gorb (Editor)

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Nov 2014 | #224660 | ISBN-13: 9789400791220
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks Details
NHBS Price: £180.00 $227/€214 approx
Hardback | Oct 2009 | #182609 | ISBN-13: 9781402066962
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks Details
NHBS Price: £178.00 $225/€212 approx

About this book

Functional Surfaces in Biology, Volume 1 is devoted to the rapidly growing area of science dealing with structure and properties of biological surfaces in their relation to particular functions. Functional Surfaces in Biology, Volume 1, written by a team of specialists from different disciplines, covers various surface functions such as protection, defense, water transport, anti-wetting, self cleaning, light reflection and scattering, and acoustics. Because biological surfaces have a virtually endless potential of technological ideas for the development of new materials and systems, inspirations from biology could also be interesting for a broad range of topics in surface engineering.


Contents

Abstract
Editor
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Contents

I. Protection and defence
II. Anti-Wetting
III. Transport
IV. Aerodynamics
V. Acoustics
VI. Sensory systems
VII. Optics

Index


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

The Serengeti Rules

NHBS Price: £18.95 $24/€23 approx

The Mediterranean Region

NHBS Price: £43.99 $55/€52 approx

Species and Speciation in the Fossil Record

NHBS Special Offer Price: £39.99 £45.50 (Save £5.51) $50/€48 approx (ends 31/12/2016)

Nature's Compass

NHBS Price: £19.95 $25/€24 approx

Animal Experimentation

NHBS Price: £20.99 $26/€25 approx