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Functional Surfaces in Biology

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    Chapter 1 Introduction: Surface Properties and their Functions in Biological Systems
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    Chapter 2 Biological Properties of Fruit and Seed Slime Envelope: How to Live, Fly, and Not Die
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    Chapter 3 Easily Damaged Integument of Some Sawflies (Hymenoptera) is Part of a Defence Strategy Against Predators
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    Chapter 4 Water Repellence in Gecko Skin: How Do Geckos Keep Clean?
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    Chapter 5 Anti-Wetting Surfaces in Heteroptera (Insecta): Hairy Solutions to Any Problem
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    Chapter 6 Water Repellent Properties of Spiders: Topographical Variations and Functional Correlates
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    Chapter 7 Dry in the Water: The Superhydrophobic Water Fern Salvinia – a Model for Biomimetic Surfaces
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    Chapter 8 Brochosomal Coatings of the Integument of Leafhoppers (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae)
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    Chapter 9 Pull, Push and Evaporate: The Role of Surfaces in Plant Water Transport
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    Chapter 10 Molding and Carving Cell Surfaces: The Joke of a Fold and the Origin and Evolution of Feathers
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    Chapter 11 Surface Structure of Sound Emission Organs in Urania Moths
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    Chapter 12 Functional Coupling of Cercal Filiform Hairs and Campaniform Sensilla in Crickets
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    Chapter 13 Functional Surfaces in Biology
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    Chapter 14 Sub-micron Structures Causing Reflection and Antireflection in Animals
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    Chapter 15 Surface Colors of Insects: Wings and Eyes
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    Chapter 16 Butterfly Photonics: Form and Function
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Functional Surfaces in Biology
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Springer Science & Business Media, October 2009
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4020-6697-9
978-1-4020-6697-9, 978-1-4020-6696-2

Gorb, Stanislav N.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 3%
France 2 3%
Brazil 1 1%
Denmark 1 1%
Russia 1 1%
Malaysia 1 1%
Unknown 62 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 29%
Student > Master 12 17%
Researcher 10 14%
Student > Bachelor 8 11%
Professor 4 6%
Other 10 14%
Unknown 6 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 31 44%
Materials Science 9 13%
Engineering 9 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 6%
Chemical Engineering 2 3%
Other 6 9%
Unknown 9 13%