In this post, we will see the book What the Bat Told Us by Boris Zubkov.
About the book
The book describes physiology and adaptations in animals which have inspired human inventions. There is a term for these innovations called as Biomimetics. The book introduces these themes in a manner which makes it interesting. Technologies and tools such as the battering ram, bridges, parachutes, axes, wings, radars, thermal imaging, etc. are discussed with their natural counterparts.
The book was translated from the Russian by Eleanor Yankowskaya and the illustrations are by B. Kyshtymov. The book was published by Malysh in 1981.
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