This book presents readers with a study of the best engineering designs and exposes them to bioengineering practice from a variety of perspectives. Its aim is to explain basic engineering ideas and modes of analysis, synthesis, and design. Examining the living system from the molecular to the the human scale, this book covers such key issues as optimization, scaling, and design; and introduces these concepts in a sequential, layered manner. Analysis strategies, science, and technology are illustrated in each chapter. An excellent reference work for biomedical engineers.