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The Resource Cats' paws and catapults : mechanical worlds of nature and people, Steven Vogel ; illustrated by Kathryn K. Davis, with the author

Cats' paws and catapults : mechanical worlds of nature and people, Steven Vogel ; illustrated by Kathryn K. Davis, with the author

Label
Cats' paws and catapults : mechanical worlds of nature and people
Title
Cats' paws and catapults
Title remainder
mechanical worlds of nature and people
Statement of responsibility
Steven Vogel ; illustrated by Kathryn K. Davis, with the author
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Explores the differences in the mechanical workings of nature and technology and attempts to determine whether the designs of nature, such as the functions of animals; or the designs of man, such as the functions of cars; should be viewed as superior
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vogel, Steven
Dewey number
571.4/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH513
LC item number
.V64 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biomechanics
  • Mechanics
  • Biomechanica
  • Biomécanique
  • Mécanique
Label
Cats' paws and catapults : mechanical worlds of nature and people, Steven Vogel ; illustrated by Kathryn K. Davis, with the author
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-362) 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
1. Noncoincident Worlds -- 2. Two Schools of Design -- 3. The Matter of Magnitude -- 4. Surfaces, Angles, and Corners -- 5. The Stiff and the Soft -- 6. Two Routes to Rigidity -- 7. Pulling versus Pushing -- 8. Engines for the Mechanical Worlds -- 9. Putting Engines to Work -- 10. About Pumps, Jets, and Ships -- 11. Making Widgets -- 12. Copying, in Retrospect -- 13. Copying, Present and Prospective -- 14. Contrasts, Convergences, and Consequences
Control code
37843842
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9780393046410
Lccn
97044807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37843842
Label
Cats' paws and catapults : mechanical worlds of nature and people, Steven Vogel ; illustrated by Kathryn K. Davis, with the author
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-362) 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
1. Noncoincident Worlds -- 2. Two Schools of Design -- 3. The Matter of Magnitude -- 4. Surfaces, Angles, and Corners -- 5. The Stiff and the Soft -- 6. Two Routes to Rigidity -- 7. Pulling versus Pushing -- 8. Engines for the Mechanical Worlds -- 9. Putting Engines to Work -- 10. About Pumps, Jets, and Ships -- 11. Making Widgets -- 12. Copying, in Retrospect -- 13. Copying, Present and Prospective -- 14. Contrasts, Convergences, and Consequences
Control code
37843842
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9780393046410
Lccn
97044807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37843842

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