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Author Anderson, Iain A., author.

Title Ocean innovation : biomimetics beneath the waves / by Iain A. Anderson, Julian Vincent and John Montgomery
Edition First edition
Published Boca Raton, FL : Taylor and Francis, an imprint of CRC Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (202 pages) : 110 illustrations
Contents Chapter 1 Homo aquaticus -- chapter 2 Swimming through syrup -- chapter 3 The hydrostat -- chapter 4 Jet propulsion for soft bodies -- chapter 5 Buoyancy -- chapter 6 Drag -- chapter 7 Fins and brains -- chapter 8 Listening to the silent world -- chapter 9 Underwater sensing for navigation and survival -- chapter 10 Stealth and show: A mind game
Summary Biomimetics is the idea of creating new technologies abstracted from what we find in biology. Ocean Innovation: Biomimetics Beneath the Waves seeks that technological inspiration from the rich biodiversity of marine organisms. Bringing both a biological and engineering perspective to the biomimetic potential of oceanic organisms, this richly illustrated book investigates questions such as:How can we mimic the sensory systems of sea creatures like sharks, sea turtles, and lobsters to improve our ability to navigate underwater?What can we do to afford humans the opportunity to go unnoticed by marine life?How can we diffuse oxygen from water to enable deep diving without the risk of decompression sickness? Each chapter explores an area where we, as divers and technologists, can benefit from understanding how animals survive in the sea, presenting case studies that demonstrate how natural solutions can be applied to mankind's engineering challenges
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Biomimetics -- Case studies
Marine organisms -- Case studies
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Reference.
MEDICAL -- Atlases.
MEDICAL -- Alternative Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Essays.
MEDICAL -- Family & General Practice.
MEDICAL -- Holistic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Osteopathy.
Marine organisms.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Montgomery, John, author.
Vincent, Julian F. V., author.
Taylor & Francis.
ISBN 1482297752