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The Resource How to walk on water and climb up walls : animal movement and the robots of the future, David L. Hu

How to walk on water and climb up walls : animal movement and the robots of the future, David L. Hu

Label
How to walk on water and climb up walls : animal movement and the robots of the future
Title
How to walk on water and climb up walls
Title remainder
animal movement and the robots of the future
Statement of responsibility
David L. Hu
Title variation
Animal movement and the robots of the future
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Insects walk on water, snakes slither, and fish swim. Animals move with astounding grace, speed, and versatility: how do they do it, and what can we learn from them? In How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls, David Hu takes readers on an accessible, wondrous journey into the world of animal motion. From basement labs at MIT to the rain forests of Panama, Hu shows how animals have adapted and evolved to traverse their environments, taking advantage of physical laws with results that are startling and ingenious. In turn, the latest discoveries about animal mechanics are inspiring scientists to invent robots and devices that move with similar elegance and efficiency. Hu follows scientists as they investigate a multitude of animal movements, from the undulations of sandfish and the way that dogs shake off water in fractions of a second to the seemingly crash-resistant characteristics of insect flight. Not limiting his exploration to individual organisms, Hu describes the ways animals enact swarm intelligence, such as when army ants cooperate and link their bodies to create bridges that span ravines. He also looks at what scientists learn from nature's unexpected feats--such as snakes that fly, mosquitoes that survive rainstorms, and dead fish that swim upstream. As researchers better understand such issues as energy, flexibility, and water repellency in animal movement, they are applying this knowledge to the development of cutting-edge technology
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hu, David L
Dewey number
573.79343
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animal mechanics
  • Robots
  • Robotics
  • Technological innovations
Target audience
adult
Label
How to walk on water and climb up walls : animal movement and the robots of the future, David L. Hu
Instantiates
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
  • p. 60
  • Chapter 4
  • Of Eyelashes and Sharkskin
  • p. 88
  • Chapter 5
  • Dead Fish Swimming
  • p. 114
  • Chapter 6
  • Flying in the Rain
  • p. 139
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 7
  • Brain behind the Brawn
  • p. 155
  • Chapter 8
  • Are Ants a Fluid or a Solid?
  • p. 179
  • Walking on Water
  • p. 16
  • Chapter 2
  • Swimming under Sand
  • p. 32
  • Chapter 3
  • Shape of a Flying Snake
Control code
on1032357161
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
228 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691169866
Lccn
2018949420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
629.892 H86 ; XX-N ; [A18BP074, #28, 3@$24.95, DLG/ ].
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1032357161
  • (OCoLC)1032357161
Label
How to walk on water and climb up walls : animal movement and the robots of the future, David L. Hu
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
  • p. 60
  • Chapter 4
  • Of Eyelashes and Sharkskin
  • p. 88
  • Chapter 5
  • Dead Fish Swimming
  • p. 114
  • Chapter 6
  • Flying in the Rain
  • p. 139
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 7
  • Brain behind the Brawn
  • p. 155
  • Chapter 8
  • Are Ants a Fluid or a Solid?
  • p. 179
  • Walking on Water
  • p. 16
  • Chapter 2
  • Swimming under Sand
  • p. 32
  • Chapter 3
  • Shape of a Flying Snake
Control code
on1032357161
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
228 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691169866
Lccn
2018949420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
629.892 H86 ; XX-N ; [A18BP074, #28, 3@$24.95, DLG/ ].
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1032357161
  • (OCoLC)1032357161

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