Biologically-Inspired Systems

Biological Materials of Marine Origin

Vertebrates

Authors: Ehrlich, Hermann

  • First complete, illustrated systematic monograph of biological materials of marine origin with respect to vertebrates
  • Top level multi-disciplinary “hybrid monograph” between textbook and encyclopaedia on marine biological materials
  • Unique standard reference work
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5730-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5729-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0104-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This is the second monograph by the author on biological materials of marine origin. The initial book is dedicated to the biological materials of marine invertebrates. This work is a source of modern knowledge on biomineralization, biomimetics and materials science with respect to marine vertebrates. For the first time in scientific literature the author gives the most coherent analysis of the nature, origin and evolution of biocomposites and biopolymers isolated from and observed in the broad variety of marine vertebrate organisms (fish, reptilian, birds and mammals) and within their unique hierarchically organized structural formations. There is a wealth of new and newly synthesized information, including dozens of previously unpublished images of unique marine creatures including extinct, extant and living taxa and their biocomposite-based structures from nano- to micro – and macroscale. This monograph reviews the most relevant advances in the marine biological materials research field, pointing out several approaches being introduced and explored by distinct modern laboratories.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ehrlich, Hermann

    Pages 3-66

  • Cartilage of Marine Vertebrates

    Ehrlich, Hermann

    Pages 69-89

  • Biocomposites and Mineralized Tissues

    Ehrlich, Hermann

    Pages 91-210

  • Fish Scales as Mineral-Based Composites

    Ehrlich, Hermann

    Pages 213-236

  • Materials Design Principles of Fish Scales and Armor

    Ehrlich, Hermann

    Pages 237-262

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5730-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5729-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0104-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biological Materials of Marine Origin
Book Subtitle
Vertebrates
Authors
Series Title
Biologically-Inspired Systems
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5730-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5730-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5729-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0104-2
Series ISSN
2211-0593
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 436
Number of Illustrations and Tables
48 b/w illustrations, 74 illustrations in colour
Topics