11R63. Biological Micro- and Nanotribology: Nature’s Solutions. NanoScience and Technology Series. - M Scherge (IAVF Antriebstechnik AG, Im Schlehert 32, Karlsruhe, 76187, Germany) and SS Gorb (Biologische Mikrotribologie Gruppe, MPI fur Entwicklungsbiologie, Spemannstr 35, Tubingen, 72076, Germany). Springer-Verlag, New York. 2001. 304 pp. ISBN 3-540-41188-7. $74.95.

Reviewed by JL Lewis (Orthopaedic Surgery and Mech Eng, Univ of Minnesota, 420 Delaware St, SE, Box 289, Minneapolis MN 55455).

This book describes the methods, questions, and knowledge base of tribology and adhesion phenomena that occurs in nature. This is a reference book intended for those interested in beginning research in this field. The book is organized into four sections, beginning with an overview of engineering tribology. The second section provides the core of the text, with examples of lubrication, adhesion, anti-adhesion, and friction in natural biological systems. This includes discussion of...

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