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Bulletproof Feathers: How Science Uses Nature's Secrets to Design Cutting-Edge Technology Hardcover – May 30, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0226014708 ISBN-10: 0226014703

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press (May 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226014703
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226014708
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #518,829 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Scouring the sciences to find ways new technologies learn from nature, editor Robert Allen has put together one of the more fun and fascinating science books we’ve seen, especially if you like reading about robots and ‘strange liquids.’ And who doesn’t?”--Jonathan Messinger, Time Out Chicago

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"Collectively, the six image-stuffed chapters (each written by a top researcher in the field) offer nonspecialists an intriguing sampler of bioinspiration. The rich collection of photographs in Bulletproof Feathers highlights state-of-the-art biometric research. Browsing through it, readers will encounter natural mechanisms that have stimulated researchers looking for new ideas. That may be as good a way as any to find your own inspirations and scientific connections."


About the Author

Robert Allen is professor of biodynamics and control at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, and the founding editor of the journal Bioinspiration and Biomimetics: Learning from Nature.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By circa24 on January 16, 2014
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The book is a brief but insightful layman's guide to the newly synthesizing field of biomimicry. Very impressive introduction to the field
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