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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.
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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