×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Nature's Machines:: The Story of Biomechanist Mimi Koehl
     

Nature's Machines:: The Story of Biomechanist Mimi Koehl

by Deborah Parks
 

Mimi Koehl tinkers with machines. Some are so tiny they can’t be seen by the naked eye, and some disappeared millions of years ago. But Mimi isn’t a mechanic. She’s a biomechanist. Mimi Koehl uses engineering and physics to study the designs of living things that fly, swim, drift, and crawl. She loves

Overview

Mimi Koehl tinkers with machines. Some are so tiny they can’t be seen by the naked eye, and some disappeared millions of years ago. But Mimi isn’t a mechanic. She’s a biomechanist. Mimi Koehl uses engineering and physics to study the designs of living things that fly, swim, drift, and crawl. She loves solving riddles about how creaturesâ€"from feathered dinosaurs to flying frogsâ€"live and move. Mimi’s curiosity has led her into all kinds of natural neighborhoods. She has braved turbulent waters to explore how giant green sea anemones survive crashing waves. In Chile, while studying seaweeds, a rogue wave washed Mimi off one cliff and slammed her into another one. But nothing stops her desire for discovery. To uncover answers, Mimi has attached leashes to microscopic animals and created ingenious models using raspberry gelatin and even Silly Putty. Today Mimi searches the worldâ€"and her imaginationâ€"for answers to life’s challenging mysteries. Using insights gained from interviews with her family,

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309095594
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
04/30/2006
Series:
Women's Adventures in Science Ser.
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews