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Engineered Biomimicry. Edited by Akhlesh Lakhtakia and Raúl J. Martín-Palma. Walthan (USA): Elsevier, 2013.

“Living organisms provide inspiration for innovations in many different arenas of science and engineering. Engineered Biomimicry provides exposure to a  broad range of research topics within an evolving field comprising bioinspiration, biomimetics, and bioreplication. Te reader will learn to grasp concepts from nature, implement them into his research, and gain the ability to understand and reproduce a diversity of natural outcomes, functionalities, and devices. (…)  Engineered Biomimicry will help the reader seek solutions in nature to address the most pressing technological  problems of our times. Among the research topics covered are adhesion, superhydrophobicity and self-cleaning, structural color, biomaterials and composite materials, sensor systems, robotics and locomotion, and ultra-light-weight structures.”

La biomimesis es un tema sobre el que se ha investigado desde tiempos remotos pero cuyo estudio ha experimentado actualmente un rápido crecimiento.  Está aportando conocimientos sorprendentes sobre  mecanismos de la naturaleza que ofrecen soluciones prácticas a problemas técnicos del mundo actual. Este libro recoge un conjunto de ensayos de investigadores de primera línea que sirve como una herramienta de trabajo para la docencia y también nos va a aclarar muchas dudas sobre el tema a los simplemente curiosos.