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9780521314923

Invention and Evolution:Design in Nature and Engineering
Invention and Evolution:Design in Nature and Engineering
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  • ISBN-13: 9780521314923
  • ISBN: 0521314925
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  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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This textbook for engineering students provides an introduction to design for function, using many examples of manufactured artifacts and living organisms to demonstrate fundamental underlying principles. The examples forcefully illustrate the importance of the basic design principles as related to materials, energy and information. The book concludes with a brief summary of the role and requirements of designers and inventors.M. J. French is the author of 'Invention and Evolution:Design in Nature and Engineering', published 1988 under ISBN 9780521314923 and ISBN 0521314925.

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