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The Resource Furry logic : the physics of animal life, Matin Durrani & Liz Kalaugher

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

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Furry logic : the physics of animal life
Title
Furry logic
Title remainder
the physics of animal life
Statement of responsibility
Matin Durrani & Liz Kalaugher
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Contributor
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Subject
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 many 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
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DLC
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Durrani, Matin
Dewey number
591.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL751
LC item number
.D87 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kalaugher, Liz
Series statement
Bloomsbury sigma
Series volume
Book nineteen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animal behavior
  • Biophysics
  • Animal behavior
  • NATURE / Animals
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biophysics
  • SCIENCE / Physics
Label
Furry logic : the physics of animal life, Matin Durrani & Liz Kalaugher
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Publication
Note
Includes 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
Introduction : furry physics -- Heat : the warm-up chapter -- Forces : the big push -- Fluids : when things get stickier -- Sound : good vibrations -- Electricity and magnetism : let the sparks fly -- Light : a final physics fandango -- Conclusion : life, the universe and everything
Control code
ocn963357702
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781472914095
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2016497302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)963357702
  • (Sirsi) a1967535
Label
Furry logic : the physics of animal life, Matin Durrani & Liz Kalaugher
Publication
Note
Includes 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
Introduction : furry physics -- Heat : the warm-up chapter -- Forces : the big push -- Fluids : when things get stickier -- Sound : good vibrations -- Electricity and magnetism : let the sparks fly -- Light : a final physics fandango -- Conclusion : life, the universe and everything
Control code
ocn963357702
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781472914095
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2016497302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)963357702
  • (Sirsi) a1967535

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