Plant physics

From Galileo, who used the hollow stalks of grass to demonstrate the idea that peripherally located construction materials provide most of the resistance to bending forces, to Leonardo da Vinci, whose illustrations of the parachute are alleged to be based on his study of the dandelion's pappus...

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Main Author: Niklas, Karl J.
Other Authors: Spatz, Hanns-Christof.
Format: Electronic Online Resource eBook
Published: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Online Access:EBSCOhost Academic eBook Collection (North America)
Ebook Central Academic Complete
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