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Remarkable Natural Materials and Their Engineering Potential.

Author: Michelle Lee
Publisher: New York : Springer Feb. 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Lee
ISBN: 9783319031248 3319031244 3319031252 9783319031255 9781306701242 1306701244
OCLC Number: 883341923
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional
Description: 1 online resource (150 pages) illustrations
Contents: Blood Clots and Vascular Networks: Self-Healing Materials.- Shark Skin: Taking a Bite Out of Bacteria.- Mother-of-Pearl: An Engineering Gem.- Diatoms: Glass Ornaments of the Earth's Waters.- Lotus Leaves: Humble Beauties.- Dragonfly Wings: Special Structures for Aerial Acrobatics.- Moth Eyes: A New Vision for Light-Harnessing Efficiency.- Botanical Leaves: Groovy Terrain.- Snake Skin: Small Scales With a Large Scale Impact.- Gecko Pads: A Force to Be Reckoned With.- Butterfly Wings: Nature's Fluttering Kaleidoscope.- Frog Skin: A Giant Leap for Engineering Applications.- Spider Silk: A Sticky Situation.

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From rice to lotus leaves to dragonfly wings, this book explores a variety of natural surfaces, their scientific characteristics, and their unique engineering potential, demonstrating that  Read more...

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