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Cats' Paws and Catapults By Steven Vogel

Cats' Paws and Catapults
by Steven Vogel

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Human designers love right angles, but nature prefers to be round and curved; we like to be dry, whereas nature tends to be wet; we use wheels in diverse ways, but nature's only true wheels occur in bacteria. This text introduces us to the world of biomechanics.
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Cats' Paws and Catapults: Mechanical Worlds of Nature and People by Steven Vogel

Human designers love right angles, but nature prefers to be round and curved; we like to be dry, whereas nature tends to be wet; we use wheels in diverse ways, but nature's only true wheels occur in bacteria. This text introduces us to the world of biomechanics and explains how physical law and historical accident became our world's most supreme architects.

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Table of Contents


Noncoincident worlds; two schools of design; the matter of magnitude; surfaces, angles and corners; the stiff and the soft; two routes to rigidity; pulling versus pushing; engines for the mechanical worlds; puttign engines to work; about pumps, jets and ships; making widgets; copying, inretrospect; copying, present and prospective; contrasts, convergences and consequences.

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GOR001203699
Cats' Paws and Catapults: Mechanical Worlds of Nature and People by Steven Vogel
Steven Vogel
Penguin Press Science S.
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1999-03-25
384
0140277331
9780140277333
N/A
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