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Life's Devices: The Physical World of Animals and Plants

Popular Science

By: Steven Vogel

367 pages, B/w illus, figs, tabs

Princeton University Press

Paperback | Jul 1992 | #3861 | ISBN: 0691024189
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Hardback | Dec 1989 | #3860 | ISBN: 0691085048
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An entertaining and informative introduction to biomechanics, which looks at the design of the organisms that surround us, and answers such unusual questions as `why can a fish swim faster than a duck?'

A brilliant and eccentric book that looks at living things from an engineering point of view, assuming astonishingly little previous knowledge of science on the reader's part. Nature

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