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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 my more besides-- are all explained by physics. From heat and light to electricity and magnetism, Furry Logic unveils the ways that animals exploit physics to eat, drink, mate and dodge death in their daily battle for survival. Science journalists Matin Durrani and Liz Kalaugher also introduce the great physicists whose discoveries helped us understand the animal world, as well as the experts of today who are scouring the planet to find and study the animals that seem to push the laws of physics to the limit. Presenting mind-bending physical principles in a simple and engaging way, this book is for anyone curious to see how physics crops up in the natural world. It's more of a 'howdunit' than a whodunit, though you're unlikely to guess some of the answers"--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 591.5 .D965f 2016 (Text) 37814003090215 NON-FICTION Book None 04/13/2017 Available -
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview 591.5 DURRANI (Text) 37620000905259 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 07/18/2018 Available -

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  • ISBN: 1472914090
  • ISBN: 9781472914095
  • Physical Description: 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
    print
  • Publisher: London, UK ; Bloomsbury Sigma, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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 -- Life, the universe, and everything.
Summary, etc.: "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 my more besides-- are all explained by physics. From heat and light to electricity and magnetism, Furry Logic unveils the ways that animals exploit physics to eat, drink, mate and dodge death in their daily battle for survival. Science journalists Matin Durrani and Liz Kalaugher also introduce the great physicists whose discoveries helped us understand the animal world, as well as the experts of today who are scouring the planet to find and study the animals that seem to push the laws of physics to the limit. Presenting mind-bending physical principles in a simple and engaging way, this book is for anyone curious to see how physics crops up in the natural world. It's more of a 'howdunit' than a whodunit, though you're unlikely to guess some of the answers"--
Subject: Animal behavior
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