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This book analyzes and contrasts human and biological solutions to problems in mechanical engineering. Read morePublished 16 months ago by algo41
This book illustrates the differences between human engineering and how nature does it.
Having been formed by evolution, the approach life takes is quite different to a human... Read more
Steven Vogel's writing and powers of verbal description are amazing. This book promises to captivate even non-biologically centered readers. Truly a work of art.Published 17 months ago by MoJo
Very good book. Explains concepts of physics and engineering with beautifully-written examples from the natural world, without requiring in-depth mathematical knowledge or formal... Read morePublished on March 7, 2013 by Matthew Abrams
Vogel really knows how to explain his subject well. I learned a lot and now whenever I walk down the street I can't help but be constantly reminded of what I learned in his book... Read morePublished on April 23, 2012 by Hayro
"Cats' Paws and Catapults" is one of those rare books that are readable and enjoyable whether you have only a High School Education, or a Ph.D. in one of the sciences. Read morePublished on August 4, 2008 by F. Kohler
This book is about biomechanics: it compares the mechanical solutions used by people and by nature. There are huge differences between the two, and perhaps something we could learn... Read morePublished on December 29, 2007 by Mikko Saari
Highly readable, informative, and lively. Addresses questions about biology I have wondered about, such as why living things never have metal parts. Read morePublished on October 27, 2007 by Israel Ramirez