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In this classic of biology and modern science, Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson (1860-1948), one of the most distinguished scientists of the modern era, sets forth his seminal "theory of transformation" - that one species evolves into another not by successive minor changes in individual body parts but by large-scale transformations involving the body as a whole.

First written in 1917, the book was revised by Thompson in 1942 — the revision reprinted here. The esteem in which this monumental, lavishly illustrated work is universally held derives not only from its scholarship and creativity, but also from the rich literary style that exemplifies Thompson's great erudition in the physical and natural sciences, ancient and modern languages and the humanities.

The book begins with studies of organic magnitude, the rate of growth, cellular form and structure, adsorption, and the forms of tissues, then examines a vast spectrum of life forms, and concludes with a comparison of related forms that leads to the theory of transformations.

Book News Annotation:

**** A reprint of Thompson's classic work on animal morphology, first published by Cambridge U. Press in 1942 and endorsed by BCL3 (and every other competent bibliography on biology). Now printed on acid-free paper, but bound using the sewn-look fraud we characterize as notch glued. (This lapse is a shock--Dover has led the pack in producing well-constructed and very inexpensive books.)
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Synopsis:

Classic of modern biology sets forth seminal "theory of transformation" — that evolution takes place in large-scale transformations of body as a whole. Over 500 photographs and drawings.

Synopsis:

Classic of biology and modern science sets forth seminal "theory of transformation" — that one species evolves into another not by successive minor changes in individual body parts but by large-scale transformations involving the body as a whole. Rich literary style. Over 500 photographs and drawings. Index.

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTORY

II. ON MAGNITUDE

II. THE RATE OF GROWTH

IV. ON THE INTERNAL FORM AND STRUCTURE OF THE CELL

V. THE FORMS OF CELLS

VI. A NOTE ON ADSORPTION

VII. "THE FORMS OF TISSUES, OR CELL-AGGREGATES "

VIII. THE SAME (continued)

IX. "ON CONCRETIONS, SPICULES, AND SPICULAR SKELETONS"

X. A PARENTHETIC NOTE ON GEODETICS

XI. THE EQUIANGULAR SPIRAL

XII. THE SPIRAL SHELLS OF THE FORAMINIFERA

XIII. "THE SHAPES OF HORNS, AND OF TEETH OR TUSKS: WITH A NOTE ON TORSION"

XIV. "ON LEAF-ARRANGEMENT, OR PHYLLOTAXIS "

XV. "ON THE SHAPES OF EGGS, AND OF CERTAIN OTHER HOLLOW STRUCTURES"

XVI. ON FORM AND MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY

XVII. "ON THE THEORY OF TRANSFORMATIONS, OR THE COMPARISON OF RELATED FORMS "

  EPILOGUE

  INDEX

  PLATES

  A Splash of Milk

  The Latto Phase of a Splash

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486671352
Author:
Thompson, D'Arcy Wentworth
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Biology
Author:
’
Author:
Arcy Wentworth Thompson
Author:
Thompson, D.
Author:
Thompson, D'Arcy Wentworth
Author:
D
Author:
Thompson, Kroonm
Author:
Arcy Wentworth
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Zoology
Subject:
Growth
Subject:
Morphology
Subject:
Morphology (Animals)
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Subject:
Biology-Zoology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised, Complete
Series:
Dover Books on Biology
Series Volume:
no. 2.
Publication Date:
19920631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1136
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 2.5 lb

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Classic of modern biology sets forth seminal "theory of transformation" — that evolution takes place in large-scale transformations of body as a whole. Over 500 photographs and drawings.

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Classic of biology and modern science sets forth seminal "theory of transformation" — that one species evolves into another not by successive minor changes in individual body parts but by large-scale transformations involving the body as a whole. Rich literary style. Over 500 photographs and drawings. Index.

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