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Engineering Animals

How Life Works

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HARDCOVER

$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674048546

Publication Date: 05/16/2011

Short

400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

100 line illus., 18 halftones

Belknap Press

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  • Prologue
  • I. Structure and Movement
    • 1. Go with the Flow
    • 2. Structural Engineering: The Bare Bones
    • 3. A Moving Experience
    • 4. A Mind of Its Own
    • 5. Built for Life
    • 6. Simple Complexity: Emergent Behavior
  • II. Remote Sensing
    • 7. A Chemical Universe
    • 8. Sound Ideas
    • 9. Animal Sonar
    • 10. Seeing the Light
    • 11. There and Back Again: Animal Navigation
    • 12. Talk to the Animals
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Further Reading
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2012
  • A Physics World Book of the Year, 2011
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