Beastly Bionics: Rad Robots, Brillilant Biomimicry, and Incredible Inventions Inspired by Nature
Beastly Bionics: Rad Robots, Brillilant Biomimicry, and Incredible Inventions Inspired by Nature

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Annotation: Discover how the natural world inspires innovation in space and technology to create the latest and greatest breakthroughs and discoveries in this exciting book..
Catalog Number: #219636
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Copyright Date: 2020
Edition Date: 2020
Pages: 96
Availability: Available
New Title: Yes
ISBN: Publisher: 1-426-33673-X Perma-Bound: 0-7804-8398-7
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-426-33673-7 Perma-Bound: 978-0-7804-8398-9
Dewey: 591
Language: English
Reviews:
School Library Journal Starred Review
Gr 35 Awesome nature and impressive technology combine to create helpful bionics in this accessible, fantastically illustrated work. Four chapters cover beastly solutions, helpers, energy, and healers. For example, studying the poison dart frog helped engineers create a liquid mixture to keep plane wings free of ice. Examining slugs contributed to the invention of a surgical bandage that could one day be helpful in open-heart surgery. Full-color, impressive photographs are clear, inviting, and, in some cases, a little scary. A large spider crawling over a rock welcomes readers near the beginning of the text. The writing is engaging, and the text is well laid out. Extensively indexed, this book is perfect for report writers as well as browsers. VERDICT An excellent and fascinating choice for anyone with a developing interest in current and future robotics. Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine P.L., WI
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School Library Journal Starred Review (6/1/20)
Reading Level: 3.0
Interest Level: 2-5

Discover how the natural world inspires innovation in science and technology to create the latest and greatest breakthroughs and discoveries in this exciting book.

Did you know that scientists have developed a bionic tool shaped like an elephant's trunk that helps lift heavy objects? Or that the needle-like pointed beak of the kingfisher bird encouraged engineers in Japan to change the design of the Shinkansen "bullet trains" to reduce noise? Across multiple fields of study and methods of problem-solving, scientists are turning to biomimicry, or engineering inspired by biology or nature, to make all kinds of cool technological advancements. From robots that protect people and gather information to everyday inventions, like reflectors on the roads and ice-proof coatings for airplanes, to new sources of renewable energy, this book dives into the ways that nature can give us ideas on how to improve our world. Discover more than 40 examples of technology influenced by animals, learn about some of the incredible creatures who have inspired multiple creations, and meet some of the scientists and the stories behind their inventions.


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