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From Barbs on a Weed to Velcro (Imitating Nature)

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Each volume in this series tells a story of biomimicry, or more specifically, how scientists and inventors have tried to imitate something in nature in an effort to create better, stronger, safer tools and processes for everyday life.

Synopsis:

Fascinated by the sticking ability of the burs from wild plants, Swiss engineer, George de Mestral, uncovered the secret of the microscopic hooked tips that clung tightly to the loops in clothes and animal hair. His efforts to imitate nature's design culminated in the development of Velcro hook and loop tape. The story of the invention of Velcro is combined with a look at nature's perfect fastening system.

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ISBN:
9780737731187
Author:
Allman, Toney
Publisher:
KidHaven Press
Author:
Smith, Roland
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Applied Sciences
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Science
Subject:
Seeds
Subject:
Inventions
Subject:
Fasteners
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Edition Description:
Library binding
Series:
Imitating Nature
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
1
Dimensions:
20050525 x 9 x 1 in 7 oz
Age Level:
09-13

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"Synopsis" by , Fascinated by the sticking ability of the burs from wild plants, Swiss engineer, George de Mestral, uncovered the secret of the microscopic hooked tips that clung tightly to the loops in clothes and animal hair. His efforts to imitate nature's design culminated in the development of Velcro hook and loop tape. The story of the invention of Velcro is combined with a look at nature's perfect fastening system.
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