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Furry logic : the physics of animal life

Author: Matin Durrani; Liz Kalaugher
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2016.
Series: Bloomsbury sigma series, bk. 19.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matin Durrani; Liz Kalaugher
ISBN: 9781472914095 1472914090
OCLC Number: 963357702
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
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.
Series Title: Bloomsbury sigma series, bk. 19.
Responsibility: Matin Durrani & Liz Kalaugher.

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A captivating introduction to the physics of how animals do what they must do to survive.  Read more...
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Furry Logic is an important book that is equally inspiring and humbling. * Science * An appealing mix of familiar animals ... and the life stories and weird research techniques of physicists and Read more...

 
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