Living Machines (1978)

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    Paul Vaughan

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    United Kingdom

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Considers plants and animals, and the materials they are made from, from the point of view of the engineer. The work shown is a product of a new science known as 'natural engineering', where biologists and engineers pool their ideas to understand how nature's machines work.

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