The Shark's Paintbrush

The Shark's Paintbrush

Biomimicry and How Nature Is Inspiring Innovation

Book - 2013
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An introduction to the scientific practice through which natural models are inspiring innovative solutions to pressing industrial challenges examines such examples as wind turbines based on whale fins and cockroach-emulating prosthetic limbs.
Publisher: Ashland, Oregon : White Cloud Press, [2013]
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781935952848
1935952846
Branch Call Number: 600 Har
Characteristics: 339 p. : ill

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KickyMcGee Oct 20, 2017

This book is not QUITE as good as the topic it covers, but that can be overcome if you are an interested type of person like me. The idea that we - human beings in general - are unique for our innovation is something that we'll find challenged over and over again if we look hard enough, and I'd expected this book to fit that description. However, this is more an exploration of the very humans seek to use what nature ALREADY does to make our tools more efficient. It's a good book,and I learned a lot from the read, even if I felt like I ought to be taking notes.

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