What have kingfishers got to do with Japan’s 500 Series Shinkansen bullet train? And is Spiderman more like a spider or a gecko? And what does any of this have to do with Leonardo da Vinci? The answers all await you inside this great book Nature’s Techno Tricks – Biomimetics: Science mimicking nature.
Just like Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th and early 17th centuries, today’s scientists and engineers are realising that nature holds the keys to some of the best ideas. Nature wastes nothing and uses minimal energy to get things done. This growing scientific field is called biomimetics; the study and application of designs found in nature in order to solve modern problems in engineering, materials, science, medicine and other fields.
Nature’s Techno Tricks helps you discover some of nature’s best designs and how they have inspired scientists and engineers to create things we use daily. Written by ex-school teacher Dee Pignéguy, this book is aimed at engaging children of all ages with nature and its designs that scientist are continually copying to make our modern lives easier.