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Furry Logic : The Physics of Animal Life
by Matin Durrani and Liz Kalaugher


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The principles of physics lie behind many of the ways animals go about their daily lives. Scientists have discovered that the way cats and dogs lap up liquids can be explained by the laws of surface tension, how ants navigate is due to polarized light, and why pistol shrimps can generate enough force to destroy aquarium glass using their elbows

Each of FURRY LOGIC's six chapters tackles a separate branch of physics and, through more than 30 animal case studies, examines each creature's key features before describing the ways physics is at play in its life, how the connection between physics and animal behavior was discovered, and what remains to be found out.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The principles of physics lie behind many of the ways animals go about their daily lives. Scientists have discovered that the way cats and dogs lap up liquids can be explained by the laws of surface tension, how ants navigate is due to polarized light, and why pistol shrimps can generate enough force to destroy aquarium glass using their elbows

Each of FURRY LOGIC's six chapters tackles a separate branch of physics and, through more than 30 animal case studies, examines each creature's key features before describing the ways physics is at play in its life, how the connection between physics and animal behavior was discovered, and what remains to be found out. Science journalists Matin Durrani and Liz Kalaugher make the incredible interdisciplinary world of animals accessible to all, in an enthralling and entertaining read.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781472914095
  • ISBN-10: 1472914090
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury SIGMA
  • Publish Date: January 2017
  • Page Count: 304
  • Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.01 pounds


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Books > Science > Life Sciences - Biophysics
Books > Science > Physics - General
Books > Nature > Animals - General

 
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