"I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the researchers’ work and their sometimes unusual methods to study their animal of choice in more detail. I think it is these personable insights that will make the physics more approachable. Its tone is jovial and packed full of pop culture references."
"A fun, informative chronicle of how myriad animals take advantage of the laws of physics."
"Furry Logic is an important book that is equally inspiring and humbling."
"Many readers will see the word physics in the subtitle and sheer away from this captivating work, but even the most phobic will be reassured as Durrani and Kalaugher demonstrate how animals use physics in their daily lives. Bad jokes, cool animals, and easy-to-digest physics make this one a winner."
"Light science reading that informs while it entertains."
"Readers don't need a background in physics to enjoy this engaging, educational title. Recommended for fans of popular science, including YA audiences."
"A fresh and enjoyable take on an aspect of the workings of animals that is rarely covered - a worth addition to the popular science hall of fame."
The Daily Telegraph - 4 stars ****
"An appealing mix of familiar animals ... and the life stories and weird research techniques of physicists and biologists, past and current, famous and unknown."
"Durrani and Kalaugher approach their captivating material in a lighthearted fashion...The examples are often fascinating, but Durrani and Kalaugher’s larger message about the need to integrate the sciences is far more important."
"An enlightening and entertaining slant on two very different scientific disciplines, rendering a tricky subject accessible."
NewsTalk Ireland – The Moncrieff Show
"Animal magic" -- Matin Durrani explains why physics teaching in schools could be transformed by highlighting its role in the animal kingdom.
How it Works
"Amazing animal survival science: Animals have it tough but using the laws of physics helps them to stay alive” – By Liz Kalaugher and Matin Durrani"[no online link]
"Four-way interview" with Liz Kalaugher and Matin Durrani
"How to hear the music beneath the waves" – Liz Kalaugher looks at why the sea is not as quiet as you think.
"Science journalists get to grips with the furry logic of animals" – An interview with Matin Durrani and Liz Kalaugher about why they wrote Furry Logic
"Why Dogs Shake" and "Heating Up" – By Liz Kalaugher and Matin Durrani
Talks and Festivals
Festival of Physics
University of Exeter
Institute of Physics, Southwest Branch