Bulletproof Feathers: How Science Uses Nature's Secrets to Design Cutting-Edge Technology

1 customer review
ISBN-13: 978-0226014708
ISBN-10: 0226014703
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $4.20
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy new
$24.19
Only 12 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
List Price: $35.00 Save: $10.81 (31%)
23 New from $20.95
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Qty:1
Bulletproof Feathers: How... has been added to your Cart
More Buying Choices
23 New from $20.95 17 Used from $12.98
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


InterDesign Brand Store Awareness Rent Textbooks
$24.19 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 12 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Bulletproof Feathers: How Science Uses Nature's Secrets to Design Cutting-Edge Technology + Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature + The Shark's Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature Is Inspiring Innovation
Price for all three: $47.38

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Review

“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

(Time Out Chicago)

"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."

(Science)

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.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • 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: #441,357 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By circa24 on January 16, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The book is a brief but insightful layman's guide to the newly synthesizing field of biomimicry. Very impressive introduction to the field
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Bulletproof Feathers: How Science Uses Nature's Secrets to Design Cutting-Edge Technology
This item: Bulletproof Feathers: How Science Uses Nature's Secrets to Design Cutting-Edge Technology
Price: $24.19
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: biology