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The Gecko's Foot.

The Gecko's Foot

Peter Forbes

W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

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Bio-engineering builds intricate structures based on nature's properties, using 'wet' self-assembly techniques of nature--and this new science is explored rarely for general audiences, making THE GECKO'S FOOT: BIO-INSPIRATION-ENGINEERING NEW MATERIALS FROM NATURE a winning discussion. From the origins of Velcro in the notorious spiny cocklebur to how self-cleaning leaves fostered self-cleaning surface inventions, THE GECKO'S FOOT draws direct links between bioresearch and consumer interests.
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Title Annotation:The Gecko's Foot: Bio-inspiration: Engineering New Materials from Nature
Publication:California Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Oct 1, 2006
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