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On size and life

Author: Thomas A McMahon; John Tyler Bonner
Publisher: New York : Scientific American Library : Distributed by W.H. Freeman, ©1983.
Series: Scientific American Library series, no. 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analyzes why size appears to impose specific restrictions on shape (and shape on size).
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A McMahon; John Tyler Bonner
ISBN: 0716750007 9780716750000
OCLC Number: 9894489
Notes: Scientific American Library Series Published Schedule no. 7.
Description: xiii, 255 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 x 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
The natural history of size --
The physics of dimensions --
The biology of dimensions --
On being large --
On being small --
The ecology of size.
Series Title: Scientific American Library series, no. 7.
Responsibility: Thomas A. McMahon, John Tyler Bonner.

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Analyzes why size appears to impose specific restrictions on shape (and shape on size).

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