Wie das Leben leben lernte: Physikalische Technik in der Natur
Deutsche Verlagsanstalt in Stuttgart (1976) 208 pages
How Life learned to Live: Adaptations in Nature
MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass. USA
Japanese translation: (1995) Kousakusha, Tokyo
This publication is an early book on bionics, which is technology studied and adapted from nature. It analyses remarkable technological achievments which guaranteed animals and plants a successful survival. The information was not collected in a laboratory, in zoos or botanical gardens, but during an extended journey along the pan-American highway, on Galapagos islands, the Amazon and other South American wilderness areas.