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Life's Devices

The Physical World of Animals and Plants

Life's Devices( )
Author: Vogel, Steven
Illustrator: Calvert, Rosemary A.
ISBN:978-0-691-08504-3
Publication Date:Jan 1989
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $70.00
Book Description:

This entertaining and informative book describes how living things bump up against non-biological reality. "My immodest aim," says the author, "is to change how you view your immediate surroundings." He asks us to wonder about the design of plants and animals around us: why a fish swims more rapidly than a duck can paddle, why healthy trees more commonly uproot than break, how a shark manages with such a flimsy skeleton, or how a mouse can easily survive a fall onto any surface from...
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Book Details
Pages:384
Detailed Subjects: Science / Life Sciences / Biophysics
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.162 x 9.438 Inches
Book Weight:1.562 Pounds



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