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Design in nature : how the constructal law governs evolution in biology, physics, technology, and social organization

Author: Adrian Bejan; J Peder Zane
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Reveals how recurring patterns in nature are accounted for by a single governing principle of physics, explaining how all designs in the world from biological life to inanimate systems evolve in a sequence of ever-improving designs that facilitate flow--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Bejan; J Peder Zane
ISBN: 9780385534611 0385534612
OCLC Number: 727610563
Description: vii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The birth of flow --
The birth of design --
Animals on the move --
Witnessing evolution --
Seeing beyond the trees and the forest --
Why hierarchy reins --
The fast and long meets the slow and short --
The design of academia --
The golden ratio, vision, cognition, and culture --
The design of history.
Responsibility: Adrian Bejan and J. Peder Zane.

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Reveals how recurring patterns in nature are accounted for by a single governing principle of physics, explaining how all designs in the world from biological life to inanimate systems evolve in a sequence of ever-improving designs that facilitate flow--

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