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From Penguin Wings to Boat Flippers (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:

With its streamlined body and highly adapted wings, a penguin is the perfect ocean-going machine. No boat, ship, or submarine has ever come close to matching the efficiency or versatility of penguin power. By studying penguin locomotion, scientists are learning to build vessels that are driven by flippers instead of propellers. A penguin-inspired kayak is already in use.

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ISBN:
9780737733860
Author:
Allman, Toney
Publisher:
KidHaven Press
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Transportation
Subject:
Transportation - Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft
Subject:
Flipper propulsion (Marine engineering)
Subject:
Children s-Transportation General
Series:
Imitating Nature
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
7.22x9.24x.32 in. .49 lbs.
Age Level:
09-13

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Children's » Nonfiction » Transportation
Children's » Nonfiction » Transportation and Architecture
Children's » Transportation » Boats, Ships and Underwater Craft
Children's » Transportation » General

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"Synopsis" by , With its streamlined body and highly adapted wings, a penguin is the perfect ocean-going machine. No boat, ship, or submarine has ever come close to matching the efficiency or versatility of penguin power. By studying penguin locomotion, scientists are learning to build vessels that are driven by flippers instead of propellers. A penguin-inspired kayak is already in use.
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