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Cats' Paws and Catapults: Mechanical Worlds of Nature and People

Popular Science

By: Steven Vogel

382 pages, Illus

WW Norton

Paperback | Dec 2000 | #152412 | ISBN: 0393319903
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Paperback | Jan 2000 | #89685 | ISBN: 0140277331
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Hardback | Dec 1998 | #84317 | ISBN: 0393046419
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About this book

This book is about the ways living things work and how they grow. It introduces the reader to biomechanics and explains how physical law and historical accident determine the designs of both people and nature.
`Vogel's book has been written to be enjoyed, with the same clarity as his previous books. It is full of ideas and well-explained principles that will bring new understanding of everyday things both to non-scientist and scientists alike.' Nature
&i`The cat's pyjamas...Vogel has provided a wonderful opportunity to learn about the universal realities of adhesion and aerodynamics, blimps and bones, stresses and strains, trees and transmissions, that make our world and nature's so different and yet so much the same.'&o; New Scientist

A book that should be enjoyed and understood by intelligent non-scientists as much as by scientists ... entertaining and illuminating.

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