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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
Life's Devices
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  • Life's Devices ISBN: 9780691024189 Paperback Jul 1992 Usually dispatched within 4 days
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  • Life's Devices ISBN: 9780691085043 Hardback Dec 1989 Out of Print #3860
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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?'

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