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The Evolution and Function of Biological Macrostructures

  • Georg Glaeser
  • Werner Nachtigall
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Georg Glaeser, Werner Nachtigall
    Pages 0-35
  3. Georg Glaeser, Werner Nachtigall
    Pages 36-61
  4. Georg Glaeser, Werner Nachtigall
    Pages 62-81
  5. Georg Glaeser, Werner Nachtigall
    Pages 82-109
  6. Georg Glaeser, Werner Nachtigall
    Pages 110-129
  7. Georg Glaeser, Werner Nachtigall
    Pages 130-149
  8. Georg Glaeser, Werner Nachtigall
    Pages 150-163
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 164-170

About this book

Introduction

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.

 

Keywords

Animal Surface Structures Bionics Biomechanics Biomimetics Bionic Technology Functional Surfaces Nanotechnologie Nature Inspired Structured Surfaces Surface Function Surface Morphology

Authors and affiliations

  • Georg Glaeser
    • 1
  • Werner Nachtigall
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeometryUniversity of Applied Arts ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Saarland UniversitySaarbrückenGermany

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