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The Evolution and Function of Biological Macrostructures

Authors: Glaeser, Georg, Nachtigall, Werner

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  • A true work of art, richly illustrated with vibrant images, accompanied by clear and incisive descriptive texts
  • Presents the staggering diversity of biological surface structures
  • Will appeal both to scientists and to anyone who is interested in nature
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With spectacular large-format images complemented by scientifically grounded, yet easy-to-read, explanatory texts, Georg Glaeser and Werner Nachtigall take you on an exciting journey through the fascinating world of macrostructures – small structures in nature that fulfill specific functions. This book will pique your curiosity about a secret world known only to a few by presenting an impressive range of evolutionary mechanisms, from shrimps’ “tail flips” to the adhesive pads of gecko setae and the implementation of biological structures in the field of bionics. 

The book can be read in any fashion you please – the cross-references make it easy to jump across the sections, which are largely self-contained and discuss various highlights of the evolutionary process.


About the authors

Georg Glaeser is a Professor of Mathematics and Geometry at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. He is also a passionate wildlife photographer.

 Werner Nachtigall was, until his retirement, Director of the Institute of Zoology at Saarland University. He has conducted extensive research e.g. in the field of physiology and biomechanics.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-59290-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Evolution and Function of Biological Macrostructures
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-59291-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-59291-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-59290-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 170
Number of Illustrations
31 b/w illustrations, 339 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
English translation of the 1st original German edition published by Springer-Verlag GmbH, Heidelberg, 2018
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