Biotensegrity: The Structural Basis of Life by Graham Scarr

By Graham Scarr

the idea that of tensegrity as a structural layout precept has been round because the center of the 20th century and is presently seeing a major bring up in curiosity. From early forays right into a new kind of sculpture it really is now included into structure and the engineering of deployable constructions in house, and can also be attracting the eye of biologists, clinicians and others attracted to sensible anatomy and circulation. Tensegrity versions emulate biology in ways in which have been unattainable long ago, and the rules underlying their building supply a extra thorough overview of organic mechanics at each measurement scale. This e-book is a reaction to the commonly asked query, “what is (bio)tensegrity”, and should motivate the reader to take a deeper examine organic constitution and locate their very own methods of making use of it. it's a point of view that recognises that every one typical types are the results of interactions among common actual forces and the basic legislation that keep an eye on them, and that an appreciation of those basic precepts ends up in a greater figuring out of the human physique as a functionally built-in and hierarchical unit.
‘Biotensegrity – the structural foundation of lifestyles’ provides an in depth and total photograph of tensegrity/biotensegrity and brings every thing jointly for the 1st time, from its discovery and simple geometry to its importance to useful anatomy and biomechanical conception, and is a miles wanted reference; it's a part of the elemental technology that underpins medical reasoning.

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