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Adapt: How We Can Learn from Nature's Strangest Inventions (Paperback)
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Adapt: How We Can Learn from Nature's Strangest Inventions (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 05/04/2018
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How can sea cucumbers, geckos and termites help us cure diseases, camouflage soldiers and even keep our buildings cool? Nature's creations are more sophisticated and elegant than anything humans have created. Adapt explores how we can harness such ideas through the ground-breaking new science of biomimicry - which looks to nature to solve pressing problems in engineering and science. From the depths of the oceans to the ice sheets of the Arctic, Amina Khan talks to the researchers at the forefront of this exciting new science, who are designing everything from wind turbines to military camouflage. Adapt draws the line from nature to modernity.

Khan leaves no stone unturned... Readers will leave this book with a buzzing excitement. - BBC Wildlife

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781786492296
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 199 x 128 x 26 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Full of riches * The Sunday Times *
One of the most inspiring books of the last decades * Professor Michael Braungart, co-author of The Upcycle and Cradle to Cradle *
Khan leaves no stone unturned... Readers will leave this book with a buzzing excitement. * BBC Wildlife *
Richly detailed, meticulous, well-written. * Kirkus reviews (starred) *
As a science writer for the Los Angeles Times, Khan brings to her focus on health and technology a journalist's demands for authenticity and experience as well as a storyteller's desire to enthrall an audience. Hopeful and exciting reading for the future of personal and planetary challenges. * Booklist *
Instead of trying to crudely dominate the world around us, it's nice to learn that more and more smart humans are trying to figure out how we might use the clues from other species to fit in a little more easily on this tired old planet. * Bill McKibben, bestselling author of Eaarth *
A skilled journalist and science writer, Khan makes complex topics easy to understand as we travel around the world to meet scientists, engineers, and the plants and animals that are inspiring breakthrough solutions to some of our greatest technological challenges. She doesn't shy away from in-depth explanations of the biology and the engineering behind innovations from material science to nanotechnology to robotics and more, while bringing researchers' stories of discovery to life through her enjoyable, informative writing style. This book is a worthwhile read on many levels. * Jay Harman, author of The Shark's Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature is Inspiring Innovation and CEO of PAX Scientific *

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