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How do cats land on their feet? Discover how this question stumped brilliant minds and how its answer helped solve other seemingly impossible puzzles. 

The question of how falling cats land on their feet has intrigued humans since at least the middle of the 19th century. In this playful and eye-opening history, physicist, and cat parent Gregory Gbur explores how attempts to understand the cat-righting reflex have provided crucial insights into puzzles in mathematics, geophysics, neuroscience, and human space exploration. 

The result is an engaging tumble through physics, physiology, photography, and robotics to uncover, through scientific debate, the secret of the acrobatic performance known as cat-turning, the cat flip, and the cat twist. Listeners learn the solution, but also discover that the finer details still inspire heated arguments. As with other cat behavior, the more we investigate, the more surprises we discover. 

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©2019 Gregory J. Gbur (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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  • Shane
  • 14-01-21

Everything (almost) about the cat problem. ...

This book was well done. The photography part was long but thought out carefully. Enjoyed the narrator who put a lot of thought into the project. I'll keep it for reference on several points, especially Schrodingers references.

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  • Luis
  • 26-03-21

great book. poor playback.

playback kept stopping. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15.

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