By Hermann Ehrlich
This is often the second one monograph by means of the writer on organic fabrics of marine beginning. The preliminary e-book is devoted to the organic fabrics of marine invertebrates. This paintings is a resource of recent wisdom on biomineralization, biomimetics and fabrics technology with admire to marine vertebrates. For the 1st time in medical literature the writer offers the main coherent research of the character, foundation and evolution of biocomposites and biopolymers remoted from and saw within the extensive number of marine vertebrate organisms (fish, reptilian, birds and mammals) and inside of their designated hierarchically prepared structural formations. there's a wealth of latest and newly synthesized details, together with dozens of formerly unpublished photos of specific marine creatures together with extinct, extant and dwelling taxa and their biocomposite-based buildings from nano- to micro – and macroscale. This monograph experiences the main correct advances within the marine organic fabrics study box, declaring a number of methods being brought and explored via exact sleek laboratories.
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