Who’s the best teacher for scientists, engineers, AND designers?
Mother nature, of course!
When an inventor is inspired by nature for a new creation, they are practicing something called biomimicry. Meet ten real-life scientists, engineers, and designers who imitate plants and animals to create amazing new technology. An engineer shapes the nose of his train like a kingfisher’s beak. A scientist models her solar cell on the mighty leaf. Discover how we copy nature’s good ideas to solve real-world problems!Brief biographies of the “mimic makers” mentioned in book. “More About Biomimicry.” Author's note. “How to Be a Mimic Maker.” Selected bibliography. Suggestions for further information. Full-color illustrations were created in Photoshop from scanned pencil sketches.
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