Science Book a Day Interviews Steven Vogel

My Interview with Steven Vogel

Science Book a Day

vogelSpecial thanks to Steven Vogel for answering 5 questions about his recently featured book – The Life of a Leaf

Steven Vogel’s projects mainly ask how the structural arrangements of organisms reflect adaptation to the mechanics of moving fluids. He has worked on such things as the design of fly wings for producing lift and of moth antennae for transmitting air, on the form of leaves in relation to convective cooling in very low winds and to drag-reducing reconfigurations in very high winds, on energy extraction from velocity gradients to improve filtration in sponges and to ventilate deep terrestrial burrows, and on the use of flow-induced subambient pressure to refill pulse-jetting scallops and squid. In addition, he is interested in the problems of written communication of science. – From his Duke University Profile

#1 – What was the impetus for writing this book? & #2 – Your background seems to be…

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