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By: Steven Vogel
367 pages, B/w illus, figs, tabs
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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