Included in this video are suggestions for two other
books about how humans propel themselves into outer space. I will most likely continue to add bonus book suggestions to my
videos. There are a great number of books that I think the science reading public should know about. I am only one person
and cannot review every science book published, but I will try to feature more as I am able.
There are many more books about space and space travel to choose from. All you have to
do is stand at your library around the Dewey decimal number 629.4, and you'll find even more! Of course, my favorite place
to hang out in is the Science and Nature section of the bookstore!
Prezi presentation would be more appropriate to my previous post about insects, and would have posted with that, but I just
received it myself. Here at the University of Illinois, in the School of Integrative Biology, we have a team, which includes
myself, that is setting up a fully onlline Masters of Science Teaching Biology program. One of the team members has come up
with a great presentation about How Butterflies Get Their Colors: It is a combination of pigments and nanostructure (chemistry
and physics!). This information is part of a course on Bio-inspiration/Biomimickry. Click on the image to view the presentation
in another window. It is very informative and I learned some new things, too!
Curious about what Bio-inspiration or Biomimickry is? I very much enjoyed this video produced by KQED. I was
somewhat amused by how the scientists and engineers study cockroaches so intently to attempt to create machines that mimic
roaches move over rough terrain and get into tiny spaces!
This video featured UC Berkeley Bioinspiration expert Robert Full.
you'd like a book to read on the topic, I'd recommend:
And finally, I share with you yet another video, by another leader in Biomimicry, Janine Benyus, who
wrote Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature Also be sure to visit AskNature.org where they ask "How can we ask "How would nature solve green building challenges?" among other important
I hope you find all of this informative and interesting!