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Beastly bionics : rad robots, brilliant biomimicry, and incredible inventions inspired by nature / Jennifer Swanson.

Swanson, Jennifer, (author.).

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Summary:

"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."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library X 629.892 Sw24 (Text) 37801000678050 Juvenile Non-Fiction Book System_Only_3months 05/11/2021 Checked out 08/20/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781426336737
  • ISBN: 142633673X
  • ISBN: 9781426336744
  • ISBN: 1426336748
  • Physical Description: 95 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 93) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Beastly solutions -- Beastly helpers -- Beastly energy -- Beastly healers.
Summary, etc.:
"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." -- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 7-10 National Geographic.
Grades 2-3 National Geographic.
Subject: Bionics > Juvenile literature.
Biomimicry > Juvenile literature.
Bionics.
Biomimicry.

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