Author(s): Dee Pigneguy
What have kingfishers got to do with Japan's 500 Series Shinkansen bullet train? And is Spiderman more like a spider or a gecko? And what does any of this have to do with Leonardo da Vinci? Just like Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th and early 17th centuries, today's scientists and engineers are realising that nature hold the keys to some of the best ideas. Nature wastes nothing and uses minimal energy. This growing scientific field is called biomimetics; the study and application of designs found in nature in order to solve modern problems in engineering, materials, science, medicine and other fields. This book helps you discover some of nature's best designs and how they have inspired scientists and engineers.