Steven Vogel

Steven Vogel


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in Beacon, New York, The United States
April 07, 1940

Died
November 24, 2015

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Steven Vogel is James B. Duke Professor, Emeritus, in the Department of Biology at Duke University.

As it has turned out, my activities as a teacher and writer have extended well beyond the explication of the immediate results of research. The first two of my seven books, A Functional Bestiary: Laboratory Studies about Living Systems and A Model Menagerie: Laboratory Studies about Living Systems, provide eclectic material for teaching laboratories in introductory biology. The third, Life in Moving Fluids, finds most use as an entry point into fluid mechanics; it is now in its second (much enlarged) edition. The fourth,
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More books by Steven Vogel…
“I’m not even much of a gardener—my contribution to the family garden consists mainly of compost.”
Steven Vogel, The Life of a Leaf

“Except for a human-powered hoist described”
Steven Vogel, Why the Wheel Is Round: Muscles, Technology, and How We Make Things Move

“as I intend, you should begin to look with different eyes at your immediate surroundings, seeing not just leaves but yourself and everything around you as reflections of the physical situation here on solar planet number four. Too often we imagine science as a body of facts, growing breakthrough by breakthrough the way a pile of pancakes rises as each new one comes off the pan. At its core, though, science is not the facts but a way of thinking; not a body of knowledge but a way of knowing; a particular and peculiar way of looking at the world.”
Steven Vogel, The Life of a Leaf

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