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The shark's paintbrush : biomimicry and how nature is inspiring innovation

Author: Jay Harman
Publisher: Ashland, Oregon : White Cloud Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Harman, Jay.
Shark's paintbrush.
Ashland, Oregon : White Cloud Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2012015185
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Harman
ISBN: 1935952854 9781935952855
OCLC Number: 859582018
Description: 1 online resource (339 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : The nature of innovation --
The next industrial revolution --
Going with the flow --
Catching the worldwide wave --
Secrets from the sea --
Scales and feathers --
The bee's knees --
Spores and seeds --
Wampum --
The corporate jungle --
Dollar signs --
Reorganizing (your) business --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Jay Harman.

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Today an interdisciplinary group of scientists, inventors, and engineers are turning to nature to innovate and find solutions to human problems. The principle driving this transformation is called  Read more...

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"Imagine Indiana Jones, Huckleberry Finn, and Erasmus Darwin rolled into one person, and you will have some sense of what it is like to roam and see the world through Jay Harman's biomimetic eyes. Read more...

 
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