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Furry Logic
Author: Matin Durrani

ISBN: 9781472914095
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 23 November 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.6 x 2.8
Description:
How animals use cool physics as part of their daily battle to survive

Furry Logic looks in detail at the animals that use cool physics in weird and intriguing ways as part of their daily battle to survive. It details the role of physics in the lives of a number of animals, as uncovered by scientists researching the field of biomechanics.

The book is divided into seven chapters, each representing a separate arm of physics. Each chapter examines the animals' key features before describing the ways they use physics, how this was discovered, and what remains to be found out. We learn:
how pistol shrimps can generate a force strong enough to destroy aquarium glass using their claws
how whales hear using fat
how cats and dogs lap up milk thanks to the laws of surface tension
why reindeer use ultraviolet light for foraging
how a male peacock's train generates infrasound' to attract a mate
how ants navigate thanks to magnetic fields
how mosquitoes survive collisio...

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