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The life of a leaf

Autore: Steven Vogel
Editore: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2012]
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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In its essence, science is a way of looking at and thinking about the world. In The Life of a Leaf, Steven Vogel illuminates this approach, using the humble leaf as a model. Whether plant or person, every organism must contend with its immediate physical environment, a world that both limits what organisms can do and offers innumerable opportunities for evolving fascinating ways of challenging those limits. Here,  Per saperne di più…
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Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Steven Vogel
ISBN: 9780226859392 0226859398
Numero OCLC: 752472135
Descrizione: xi, 303 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contenuti: 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.
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