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On Growth and Form

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Why do living things and physical phenomena take the form they do? D'Arcy Thompson's classic On Growth and Form looks at the way things grow and the shapes they take. Analysing biological processes in their mathematical and physical aspects, this historic work, first published in 1917, has also become renowned for the sheer poetry of its descriptions. A great scientist sensitive to the fascinations and beauty of the natural world tells of jumping fleas and slipper limpets; of buds and seeds; of bees' cells and rain drops; of the potter's thumb and the spider's web; of a film of soap and a bubble of oil; of a splash of a pebble in a pond. D'Arcy Thompson's writing, hailed as 'good literature as well as good science; a discourse on science as though it were a humanity', is now made available for a wider readership, with a foreword by one of today's great populisers of science, explaining the importance of the work for a new generation of readers.

Synopsis:

This work looks at the way things grow and the shapes they take. It analyzes biological processes in their mathematical and physical aspects and offers classic descriptions of them - for example, the jumping flea, the slipper limpets, and the splash of a pebble in a pool.

Synopsis:

D'Arcy Thompson's classic On Growth and Form looks at the way things grow and the shapes they take.

Table of Contents

Introduction John Tyler Bonner VII; 1. Introductory; 2. On magnitude; 3. The forms of cells; 4. The forms of tissues, of cell-aggregates; 5. On spicules and spicular skeletons; 6. The equiangular spiral; 7. The shapes of horns and of teeth or tusks; 8. On form and mechanical efficiency; 9. On the theory of transformations, or the comparison of related forms; 10. Epilogue; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521437769
Editor:
Bonner, John T.
Author:
Bonner, John T.
Editor:
Bonner, John Tyler
Author:
Bonner, John Tyler
Author:
Bonner, J. T.
Author:
Thompson, D'Arcy Wentworth
Author:
Thompson, Ddarcy
Author:
Gould, Stephen J.
Author:
D'Arcy Wentworth, Thompson
Author:
Thompson, D'Arcy
Author:
Thompson, D'Arcy W.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Anatomy
Subject:
Zoology
Subject:
Developmental Biology
Subject:
Molecular biology
Subject:
Growth
Subject:
Morphology
Subject:
Morphology (Animals)
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - Developmental Biology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - Molecular Biology
Subject:
Anatomy Anatomy
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Canto
Series Volume:
91
Publication Date:
19920731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
183 b/w illus.
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.53x5.50x.71 in. .94 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This work looks at the way things grow and the shapes they take. It analyzes biological processes in their mathematical and physical aspects and offers classic descriptions of them - for example, the jumping flea, the slipper limpets, and the splash of a pebble in a pool.
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