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Cats' paws and catapults : mechanical worlds of nature and people
Cats' paws and catapults : mechanical worlds of nature and people
Vogel, Steven, 1940-1998
Books
Main title:
Cats' paws and catapults : mechanical worlds of nature and people / Steven Vogel ; illustrated by Kathryn K. Davis with the author.
Edition:
1st ed.
Imprint:
New York : Norton, c1998.
Collation:
382 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-362) and index.
Contents:
1. Noncoincident Worlds -- 2. Two Schools of Design -- 3. The Matter of Magnitude -- 4. Surfaces, Angles, and Corners -- 5. The Stiff and the Soft -- 6. Two Routes to Rigidity -- 7. Pulling versus Pushing -- 8. Engines for the Mechanical Worlds -- 9. Putting Engines to Work -- 10. About Pumps, Jets, and Ships -- 11. Making Widgets -- 12. Copying, in Retrospect -- 13. Copying, Present and Prospective -- 14. Contrasts, Convergences, and Consequences.
ISBN:
0393046419
Dewey class:
571.43571.43
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryScience and Technology571.43 VOGAvailable
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