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Furry logic : the physics of animal life, Matin Durrani and Liz Kalaugher

Label
Furry logic : the physics of animal life
Title
Furry logic
Title remainder
the physics of animal life
Statement of responsibility
Matin Durrani and Liz Kalaugher
Title variation
Physics of animal life
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The animal world is full of mysteries. Why do dogs slurp from their drinking bowls while cats lap up water with a delicate flick of the tongue? How does a tiny turtle hatchling from Florida circle the entire North Atlantic before returning to the very beach where it was hatched? And how can a Komodo dragon kill a water buffalo with a bite that is only as strong as a domestic cat's? These puzzles--and my more besides--are all explained by physics. From heat and light to electricity and magnetism, Furry Logic unveils the ways that animals exploit physics to eat, drink, mate and dodge death in their daily battle for survival. Science journalists Matin Durrani and Liz Kalaugher also introduce the great physicists whose discoveries helped us understand the animal world, as well as the experts of today who are scouring the planet to find and study the animals that seem to push the laws of physics to the limit. Presenting mind-bending physical principles in a simple and engaging way, this book is for anyone curious to see how physics crops up in the natural world. It's more of a 'howdunit' than a whodunit, though you're unlikely to guess some of the answers. -- Inside jacket flap
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
591.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QL751
LC item number
.D87 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Furry logic : the physics of animal life, Matin Durrani and Liz Kalaugher
Label
Furry logic : the physics of animal life, Matin Durrani and Liz Kalaugher
Publication
Note
  • Paperback edition published: 2017
  • Includes index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn963357702
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Dimensions
23 cm
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Extent
304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472914118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)963357702

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