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Life's Devices: The Physical World of Animals and Plants - Vogel, Steven
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This entertaining and informative book describes how living things bump up against non-biological reality. My immodest aim, says the author, is to change how you view your immediate surroundings. He asks us to wonder about the design of plants and animals around us: why a fish swims more rapidly than a duck can paddle, why healthy trees more commonly uproot than break, how a shark manages with such a flimsy skeleton, or how a mouse can easily survive a fall onto any surface from any height. The book will not only ...

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Life's Devices: The Physical World of Animals and Plants 1989, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691085043

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Life's Devices: The Physical World of Animals and Plants 1988, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691024189

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