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The life of a leaf

Author: Steven Vogel
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In its essence, science is a way of looking at and thinking about the world. In this book, the author illuminates this approach, using the humble leaf as a model. It explores through the example of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Vogel
ISBN: 9780226859392 0226859398
OCLC Number: 752472135
Description: xi, 303 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Starting the story --
Seeking illumination --
Diffusing gases --
Flowing gases --
Leaking water --
Raising water --
Interfacing with air --
Keeping cool --
Cleaning surfaces --
Staying unfrozen --
Staying stiff and high --
Surviving a storm --
Making and maintaining --
Winding it up.
Responsibility: Steven Vogel.
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"I am astounded by the breadth of the science that can be motivated by simple questions about a leaf or a tree. Refreshingly, the answers come from mechanics and engineering-not a DNA sequence in Read more...

 
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