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Burdock and Velcro: Mother Nature Knows Best

by: Thomas O'Brien

In this chapter’s activity, Velcro is explored as an example of a human-engineered invention that was a “copycat” inspired by a naturally evolved, “bio-engineered” seed distribution innovation.


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Type Book ChapterPub Date 4/15/2011Stock # PB271X3_9

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