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The Resource Adapt : how humans are tapping into nature's secrets to design and build a better future, Amina Khan

Adapt : how humans are tapping into nature's secrets to design and build a better future, Amina Khan

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Adapt : how humans are tapping into nature's secrets to design and build a better future
Title
Adapt
Title remainder
how humans are tapping into nature's secrets to design and build a better future
Statement of responsibility
Amina Khan
Title variation
Adapt
Title variation remainder
how humans are tapping into natures secrets to design and build a better future
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Amina Khan believes that nature does it best. In Adapt, she presents fascinating examples of how nature effortlessly solves the problems that humans attempt to solve with decades worth of the latest and greatest technologies, time, and money. Humans are animals too, and animals are incredibly good at doing more with less. If a fly's eye can see without hundreds of fancy lenses, and termite mounds can stay cool in the desert without air conditioning, it stands to reason that nature can teach us a thing or two about sustainable technology and innovation. In Khan's accessible voice, these complex concepts are made simple. There is so much we humans can learn from nature's billions of years of productive and efficient evolutionary experience. This field is growing rapidly and everyone from architects to biologists to nano-technicians to engineers are paying attention. Results from the simplest tasks, creating Velcro to mimic the sticking power of a burr, to the more complex like maximizing wind power by arranging farms to imitate schools of fish can make a difference and inspire future technological breakthroughs. Adapt shares the weird and wonderful ways that nature has been working smarter and not harder, and how we can too to make billion dollar cross-industrial advances in the very near future."--Amazon.com
Summary
In a meticulously researched volume, the author, a renowned science writer, presents fascinating examples of how nature effortlessly solves the problems that humans attempt to solve with decades worth of the latest and greatest technologies, time and money
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Writing style
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10562595
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DLC
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Khan, Amina
Dewey number
620/.0042
Index
index present
LC call number
TA174
LC item number
.K5284 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Engineering design
  • Biotechnology
  • Nature
  • Biotechnology
  • Engineering design
  • Nature
  • Engineering design
  • NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • NATURE / Natural Resources
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental
Target audience
adult
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how humans are tapping into nature's secrets to design and build a better future
Label
Adapt : how humans are tapping into nature's secrets to design and build a better future, Amina Khan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Materials. 1. Fooling the mind's eye : what soldiers and fashion designers can learn from the cuttlefish ; 2. Soft yet strong : how the sea cucumber and squid inspire surgical implants -- Part II: Mechanics of movement. 3. Reinventing the leg : how animals are inspiring the next generation of space explorers and rescue robots ; 4. How flying and swimming animals go with the flow -- Part III: Architecture of systems. 5. Building like a termite : what these insects can teach us about architecture (and other things) ; 6. Hive mind : how ants' collective intelligence might change the networks we build -- Part IV: Sustainability. 7. The artificial leaf : searching for a clean fuel to power our world ; 8. Cities as ecosystems : building a more sustainable society
Control code
ocn947146098
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781250060402
Lccn
2016049027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)947146098
Label
Adapt : how humans are tapping into nature's secrets to design and build a better future, Amina Khan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Materials. 1. Fooling the mind's eye : what soldiers and fashion designers can learn from the cuttlefish ; 2. Soft yet strong : how the sea cucumber and squid inspire surgical implants -- Part II: Mechanics of movement. 3. Reinventing the leg : how animals are inspiring the next generation of space explorers and rescue robots ; 4. How flying and swimming animals go with the flow -- Part III: Architecture of systems. 5. Building like a termite : what these insects can teach us about architecture (and other things) ; 6. Hive mind : how ants' collective intelligence might change the networks we build -- Part IV: Sustainability. 7. The artificial leaf : searching for a clean fuel to power our world ; 8. Cities as ecosystems : building a more sustainable society
Control code
ocn947146098
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781250060402
Lccn
2016049027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)947146098

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