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The Gecko"s Foot: Bio-inspiration

Engineering New Materials from Nature

by Peter Forbes

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  • 15 Currently reading

Published by W. W. Norton .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages272
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Open LibraryOL7452140M
ISBN 100393062236
ISBN 109780393062236

How Scientists are Taking a Leaf from Nature's Book. Author: Peter Forbes; Publisher: HarperCollins UK ISBN: Category: Bioengineering Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» The amazing power of the gecko's foot has long been known - it can climb a vertical glass wall and even walk upside down on the ceiling - but no ideas could be harnessed from it because its mechanism could not be. Tokay gecko’s foot are covered in micro-scopic hairs, each split into hundreds of tips that measure about nanometers in diameter. By using these tiny hairs that can cling to smooth surfaces, the geckos are able to support their entire body weight while climbing walls This is evidence of a product of evolution. KQED: Bio-Inspiration.

The Gecko's Foot by Peter Forbes This book explores the world of bio-inspiration, how technology can learn from nature. Peter Forbes is a poetry editor and quotes poetry throughout the book, in an illuminating way. He is also a beautiful writer and makes the complex scientific concepts in the book seem easily understandable without ever dumbing.   Certain types of geckos have millions of tiny pads on the bottom of their feet which allows them to walk effortlessly on vertical surfaces - even glass! A few years ago, a startling discovery was.

Further reading. Forbes, Peter (4th Estate, London ) The Gecko's Foot—Bio Inspiration: Engineered from Nature ISBN in H/B Zug, George. (Reptilia, Gekkonidae) Hemiphyllodactylus Speciation and Dispersal in a Low Diversity Taxon: The Slender onian Contributions to Zoology, no. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press,   The study of Morpho butterfly scales has allowed scientists to take heat detection to a new level of both sensitivity and speed (Jarvis , p. 1). Existing infrared detectors require complex microfabrication and heat management technology (Pris, et al. ). Thermal imaging is used to detect heat variations in a wide variety of industrial, medical and military applications today, such as.


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Bio-inspiration is a relatively new field of science that is trying to replicate the phenomena and designs of nature in ways that are of benefit to man. The manner in which a gecko's foot allows it to climb glass, the way in which the wings of a butterfly sparkle in the sunlight and the complex methods of flight used by insects have all /5(12).

The Gecko's Foot was an interesting book about how nature has influenced engineering. From self-cleaning surfaces based on the lotus flower to photonic crystals and new ideas about molecular circuitry, this was a fascinating read. Most of the book was easy enough for me, a Cited by: 7. The Gecko's Foot was a thoroughly interesting book.

The book is divided up into several standalone sections, each focussing on a different aspect of bio-inspired technology. Each one of them was extremely interesting. Though this book really only skims the surface (given the depth of each individual subject, this can be forgiven)/5.

The Gecko's Foot was an interesting book about how nature has influenced engineering. From self-cleaning surfaces based on the lotus flower to photonic crystals and new ideas about molecular circuitry, this was a fascinating read/5. The Gecko's Foot: Bio-inspiration—Engineering New Materials from Nature Peter Forbes, Author.

Norton $ (p) ISBN Buy this book Most of us see a gecko and think of ads. Bio-inspiration is a form of engineering but not in the conventional sense. Extending beyond our established and preconceived notions, scientists, architects and engineers are looking at imitating nature by manufacturing 'wet' materials such as spider silk or the surface of the gecko's s: Bio-inspiration (also known as biomimetics) is the new engineering: nature's own nanotechnology.

Instead of – in its crudest terms – welding large pieces of hard 'dry' right-angled metal together, scientists, architects and engineers are taking a leaf from nature's book by building intricate structures with surprising new properties, using the kind of 'wet' self-assembly techniques nature.

Get this from a library. The gecko's foot: bio-inspiration: engineered from nature. [Peter Forbes] -- The new science of bio-inspiration is going to produce a plethora of products over the next decades that will transform our lives and force us to look at the world in a completely new way.

This is an. Get this from a library. The gecko's foot: bio-inspiration: engineering new materials from nature. [Peter Forbes] -- An analysis of the unlikely relationship between nature and scientific design reveals how such innovations as Velcro, solar panels, and self-cleaning surfaces were created to mimic intricate.

Gecko's foot: bio-inspiration: engineering new materials from nature. Winner Description: Forbes, Peter; W.W. Norton, (c) Title of a book, article or other published item (this will display to the public): The gecko's foot: bio-inspiration: engineering new materials from nature.

The Gecko's Foot: Bio-inspiration: Engineering New Materials from Nature Edit title. Peter Forbes Edit author. AskNature Team Aug The cutting-edge science of bio-inspiration gives way to architectural and product designs that mimic intricate mechanisms found in nature.

In Peter Forbes’s engaging book we discover that the. The Gecko's Foot by Peter Forbes pp, Fourth Estate, £ The cinema of my childhood paired gripping features such as Jason and the Argonauts or.

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Extending beyond our established and preconceived notions, scientists, architects and engineers are looking at imitating nature by manufacturing 'wet' materials such as spider silk or the surface of the gecko's foot. The fine scale of the gecko's foot is beyond the capacity of conventional microengineering, but a team of nanotechnologists have already made a good initial gecko's foot is just one of many examples of this new 'smart' science.

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Geckos are unique among lizards for their vocalizations, which differs from species to geckos in the family Gekkonidae use chirping or clicking sounds in their social interactions, tokay geckos (Gekko gecko) are known for their loud mating calls, and some other species are capable of making hissing noises when alarmed or are the most species-rich group of lizards.

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Sign up for the Newsletter Sign Up. My review of The Gecko's Foot is out in Science & Spirit. I'll be honest, I'm not happy. The Gecko’s Foot: Bio-inspiration: Engineering New Materials from Nature by Peter Forbes. From Goodreads: “Study nature, love nature, stay close to will never fail you.” When Frank Lloyd Wright said this, he probably wasn’t envisioning self-cleaning surfaces, the photonic crystal, or Velcro.

Buy The Gecko's Foot: Bio- Inspiration: Engineering New Materials from Nature by Forbes, Peter (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 8. Bio-inspiration is a form of engineering but not in the conventional sense.

Extending beyond our established and preconceived notions, scientists, architects and engineers are looking at imitating nature by manufacturing 'wet' materials such as spider silk or the surface of the gecko's s: 8.Bio-inspiration is a form of engineering but not in the conventional sense.

Extending beyond our established and preconceived notions, scientists, architects and engineers are looking at imitating nature by manufacturing 'wet' materials such as spider silk or the surface of the gecko's s: 9.A cutting-edge science book in the style of 'Fermat's Last Theorem' and 'Chaos' from an exciting and accessible voice in popular science -inspiration is a form of engineering but not in the conventional sense.

Extending beyond our established and preconceived notions, scientists, architects and engineers are looking at imitating nature by manufacturing 'wet' materials such as spider.