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From Locusts To... Automobile Anti-Collision Systems (21st Century Skills Innovation Library: Innovations from Nat)

Press: Cherry Lake Publishing (August 1, 2012)
ISBN:9781610806756
Author Name:Mara, Wil
Language:English

Content

Learn how scientists were inspired by locusts to create advanced anti-collision systems for automobiles.

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This clear and well-written entry in the 21st Century Skills Innovation Library: Innovations from Nature series explores how automobile manufacturers and scientists are trying to develop reliable and affordable collision avoidance systems based on the instincts of the humble locust, which has the ability to avoid oncoming objects while in a swarm. 
After a brief history of the advancement of automobile safety standards, Mara describes the science of biomimicry, or “the practice of copying nature—plants and animals—to build or improve something.” The text is supported by color photographs and an efficient use of sidebars, which makes for a clean and naturally flowing layout.
Glossary terms are indicated in bold and include a combination of scientific terms as well as language specific to the subject.
This is a book that can be read either for fun or used for reports.
Grades 4-7.
--Kara Dean

--This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

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