Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 474 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 30 mm
An appealing mix of familiar animals ... and the life stories and weird research techniques of physicists and biologists, past and current, famous and unknown. * The Daily Telegraph *
An enlightening and entertaining slant on two very different scientific disciplines, rendering a tricky subject accessible. * BBC Wildlife *
A fun, informative chronicle of how myriad animals take advantage of the laws of physics. * Science News *
Packed with insight and information. -- Jim Al-Khalili, physicist and broadcaster
An intriguing, funny and clever insight into the physics of the animal world. You'll never look at a wet dog or a bloody-thirsty mosquito in the same way. -- Fran Scott, science presenter
Wonderful, wild and witty. -- Ian Sample, science editor, Guardian
Illuminating and intriguing. An entertaining book that provides fresh insight into how animals survive - providing food for thought whatever your level of scientific knowledge. -- Dame Athene Donald, Professor of Experimental Physics and Master of Churchill College, University of Cambridge
There is nothing fuzzy about this book. With crisp prose and intuitive descriptions of physical processes, this book reveals how natural selection tunes the laws of physics to solve the myriad problems posed by nature ... a must read. -- Daniel Rubenstein, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University
Readers don't need a background in physics to enjoy this engaging, educational title. Recommended for fans of popular science, including YA audiences. * School Library Journay *
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