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Little Structures with Big Effects

ISBN-10: 1402066961

ISBN-13: 9781402066962

Edition: 2009

Authors: Stanislav N. Gorb

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List price: $199.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Springer London, Limited
Publication date: 10/26/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Volume
Introduction: Surface Properties and their Functions in Biological Systems
Protection and Defence
Biological Properties of Fruit and Seed Slime Envelope: How to Live, Fly, and Not Die
Easily Damaged Integument of Some Sawflies (Hymenoptera) is Part of a Defence Strategy Against Predators
Anti-wetting
Water Repellence in Gecko Skin: How Do Geckos Keep Clean?
Anti-Wetting Surfaces in Heteroptera (Insecta): Hairy Solutions to Any Problem
Water Repellent Properties of Spiders: Topographical Variations and Functional Correlates
Dry in the Water: The Superhydrophobic Water Fern Salvinia - a Model for Biomimetic Surfaces
Brochosomal Coatings of the Integument of Leafhoppers (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae)
Transport
Pull, Push and Evaporate: The Role of Surfaces in Plant Water Transport
Aerodynamics
Molding and Carving Cell Surfaces: The Joke of a Fold and the Origin and Evolution of Feathers
Acoustics
Surface Structure of Sound Emission Organs in Urania Moths
Sensory Systems
Functional Coupling of Cereal Filiform Hairs and Campaniform Sensilla in Crickets
Optics
Advanced Photonic Systems on the Wing-Scales of Lepidoptera
Sub-micron Structures Causing Reflection and Antireflection in Animals
Surface Colors of Insects: Wings and Eyes
Butterfly Photonics: Form and Function
Color Plates
Index