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8 edition of Imitating Nature - From Barbs on a Weed to Velcro (Imitating Nature) found in the catalog.

Imitating Nature - From Barbs on a Weed to Velcro (Imitating Nature)

by Toney Allman

  • 331 Want to read
  • 27 Currently reading

Published by KidHaven Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Juvenile Science (General),
  • Technology - How Things Work/Are Made,
  • Inventions,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Young Adult Misc. Nonfiction,
  • Seeds,
  • Children: Grades 3-4,
  • Children: Grades 4-6,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Applied Sciences,
  • Fasteners

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7898964M
    ISBN 100737731184
    ISBN 109780737731187
    OCLC/WorldCa56794665

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Imitating Nature - From Barbs on a Weed to Velcro (Imitating Nature) by Toney Allman Download PDF EPUB FB2

From Barbs On A Weed To Velcro (Imitating Nature) Hardcover – by Toney Allman (Author) › Visit Amazon's Toney Allman Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.

See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central Author: Toney Allman. Each volume in this new series tells a story of biomimicry, or more specifically, how scientists and inventors have tried to imitate something in nature in an effort to create better, stronger, safer tools and processes for everyday life.

For example, Velcro resulted from one man's curiosity about barbs on a weed seed. Get this from a library. From barbs on a weed to Velcro. [Toney Allman] -- Examines barbs from a weed that sparked the idea for Velcro. Velcro was inspired by the hooked barbs of thistle, and the first highway reflectors were made to mimic cat eyes.

But today, the science of copying nature, a field known as biomimetics, is a. Etymology. Galium is Dioscorides ’ name for the plant. It is derived from the Greek word for ‘milk’, because the flowers of Galium verum were used to curdle milk in cheese making.

Aparine is a name used by Theophrastus for goosegrass. It is derived from Greek and means ‘clinging’ or ‘seizing’.Family: Rubiaceae. Purpose.

The burrs function as hooks to attach the seed pod or plant part to a moving host. As the host continues on its way, the burr hangs on until the host deliberately removes the burr or accidentally brushes against a surface that dislodges it.

The burrs turn the. Velcro is ubiquitous these days, found on everything from astronaut suits to children's shoes. The sticky material was actually inspired by the way plant burrs stick to dog hair. Biomimicry is a practice that learns from and mimics the strategies found in nature to solve human design challenges — and find hope along the way.

Biomimicry offers an empathetic, interconnected understanding of how life works and ultimately where we fit in. It is a practice that learns from and mimics the strategies used by species alive today. One respondent reported that this is the worst weed around perennial crops such as strawberries.

It requires intensive hand weeding, but its roots are shallower and thus easier to handle than others that made our worst weeds list. Plus, it’s called chickweed for a reason: Many love feeding this weed to their poultry.

Finding a Book When You've Forgotten Its Title by Gwen Glazer, CommunicationsNovem Check out selected results from NYPL Title Questheld August 2,as well as Title Quest This is an update of a previous post by Sharon Rickson.

It can be tough to remember the title and author of a book you read a long time ago Author: Gwen Glazer. Flight feathers are stiff and, because birds can control their positions, act almost like individual wings.

The individual feather "branches" (or, more correctly, barbs) have their own barbules with thousands of little hooks.

These hooks hold the barbs together, much like Velcro, to form an air-resistant surface. From Boxfish to Aerodynamic Cars (Imitating Nature) 3 copies; From Barbs on a Weed to Velcro (Imitating Nature) 3 copies; Stonehenge (The Mysterious & Unknown) 3 copies; Obesity (Health at Risk) 3 copies; Radiation Sickness (Diseases and Disorders) 3 copies; From Bug Legs to Walking Robots (Imitating Nature) 3 copies; Drugs (Health at Risk) 3 copies.

Imitating Nature - From Penguin Wings to Boat Flippers (Imitating Nature) Toney Allman $ - $ The picture-book format features diagrams and photos, sometimes microscopic views to illustrate the science.

A glossary, a bibliography; and a solid list of Web resources close this intriguing, useful volume. Other titles now available include From Barbs on a Weed to Velcro and From Bug Legs to Walking Robots. Gillian EngbergAuthor: Toney Allman. KidHaven Press debuts with eight series aimed at students in grades 3 and 5.

The first series will cover a wide range of topics from history, science, and current issues. Specifically interested in books with these subjects or themes: non-fiction references for younger researchers. I wish the book had continued a bit longer; there's some reflections in the last chapter about how Some interesting observations about the impact of humans on nature -- for example, I loved the story of how adding just a few things to his garden (rosebushes or sod) introduced new creatures and parasites that affected the garden as a whole/5.

After witnessing Ilana pull a bag of weed out of her vagina, Abbi decides to grow up and buy some weed of her own. About Broad City: Created.

Jun 9, - Explore ianthevedge's board "Lamb's Quarters" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Edible wild plants, Wild edibles and Plants pins. feather is like the trunk of a tree with the barbs of the vane coming off of it like branches.

Each barb is lined with barbules that hook to other barbules. Barbules work a bit like Velcro. Students can try splitting the feather’s barbs apart, and then try to comb them back into place using a Birdsong Puppet Show (from Hands-on Nature File Size: 2MB.

NOTE: Once again this week, if you don’t find any burdock in your neighborhood, please pick another weed or wildflower to study. Inside Preparation Work. Read pages (Lesson ) in the Handbook of Nature Study.

Read through the lesson activity suggestions for ideas to use in your family. Discuss how the burdock is a “selfish” plant. Burdock: Hooked Like Velcro Posted by Anita on in adaptations, birds, edible, great ideas, plant parts, seeds, Uncategorized, Unmowed Blog, wildlife | 3 comments One day ina Swiss scientist was walking his dog, and noticed with annoyance, like so many other dog-walkers before and since, that his pet had blundered.

We have a small garden area that is constantly overrun with what I call "velcro weed" because it sticks to itself and my clothing. It's the only thing in the garden to which I am allergic (have to wear gloves when pulling it). It is very thin, with long runners and has very small purplish-blue flowers.

It covers everything once it's started and smothers the plants.First footsteps in East Africa or, An Exploration of Harar by Richard Burton. there were others of the same nature, but on a smaller scale, in operation at the same period around our own coasts.

and we waded a quarter of a mile to the boat, amongst giant crabs who showed grisly claws, sharp coralline, and sea-weed so thick as to become.