A captivating introduction to the physics of animal behavior.
The properties of physics are behind many of the ways animals go about their daily lives. Scientists researching the field of biomechanics have discovered that the way cats and dogs lap up milk can be explained by the laws of surface tension, the way ants navigate is due to magnetic fields, and why pistol shrimps are able to generate enough force to destroy aquarium glass using their claws!
Each of Furry Logic ’s chapters represents a separate arm of physics and examines an animal’s key features before describing the ways physics is at play in its life, how the connection between physics and animal behavior was discovered, and what remains to be found out. Physicists Matin Durrani and Liz Kalaugher make the incredible interdisciplinary world of animal biomechanics accessible to all, in an enthralling and entertaining read.