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Rodger Kram
10-21-1995, 05:53 AM
this is posted as a favor. please reply directly to Carl Zimmer
zimmer@panix.com

He is a science journalist fpr the magazine "Discover". He is doing a
feature story on The Physics and Biomechanics of the Circus. For part of
the article on trapeeze acts, I directed him to various biomechanists to
get input on the science of sumersaults etc.

This is his latest request:

"I've got some unreal pictures of contortionists, and I'd like to talk to
somebody about how the hell they can make their muscles and ligaments DO
these things!"

Discover is a monthly science news magazine that is not as technical as
Scientific American but does a decent job of informing the general public
about science. Zimmer wrote an article about the lab where I did my
post-doc on insect locomotion. He was very careful with the facts and
allowed me to OK what he wrote. I got a lot of good feedback from
non-scientist friends who read the magazine. Educating the public about
biomechanics seems worthwhile to me.

thanks

Rodger Kram
Assistant Professor
Human Biodynamics Dept.
103 Harmon
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-4480


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