Nature Got There First by Phil Gates


Nature Got There First by Phil Gates

Birds conquered the air long before the Wright Brothers, the burrs on plants are amazingly similar to velcro fastenings, rattlesnakes have an alarm system, bats and dolphins have their own form of sonar...Nature is full of amazing designs and mechanisms that appear to have inspired the engineering and technology we use today. This book shows you how and why.

About the Author

Dr Phil Gates lectures on biology at the University of Durham, UK, and regularly writes for BBC Wildlife. His other natural history books for children include The Aliens Are Coming, The Amazing World of Plants and 365 Days of Nature and Discovery.

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64 pages


Phil Gates
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Publication date

21st June 2010



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