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Why the Wheel Is Round

Muscles, Technology, and How We Make Things Move

Why the Wheel Is Round( )
Author: Vogel, Steven
ISBN:978-0-226-38103-9
Publication Date:Oct 2016
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $35.00
Book Description:

The human body is an assemblage of parts that don’t fully rotate. Anyone who has sprained an ankle, torn a rotator cuff, or tried to view behind them in an owl-like fashion can attest to the limits of human design. And these limitations pervade natural systems. With the exception of flagella, true wheels don’t exist in the natural world. There are two modes of locomotion--the first is simple rolling, and the second is fixed rotation, such as a wheel or propeller....
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Book Details
Pages:344
Detailed Subjects: Science / Life Sciences / Biophysics
Science / Mechanics / Dynamics
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.1 Inches
Book Weight:1.342 Pounds



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