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Theoretical morphology : the concept and its applications

Author: George R McGhee
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1999.
Series: Perspectives in paleobiology and earth history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text provides background and steps in defining geometric parameters for an organic form in order to generate a spectrum of other possible forms. It also addresses simulation of actual processes  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George R McGhee
ISBN: 0231106165 9780231106160 0231106173 9780231106177
OCLC Number: 39335870
Description: x, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: What Is Theoretical Morphology? --
The Concept of the Theoretical Morphospace --
Twists and Twigs: Theoretical Morphospaces of Branching Growth Systems --
Spirals and Shells I: Theoretical Morphospaces of Univalved Accretionary Growth Systems --
Spirals and Shells II: Theoretical Morphospaces of Bivalved Accretionary Growth Systems --
Step by Step: Theoretical Morphospaces of Discrete Growth Systems --
The Time Dimension: Evolution and Theoretical Morphospaces --
Theoretical Models of Morphogenesis: An Example --
Theoretical Models of Accretionary Growth Systems --
Theoretical Models of Other Aspects of Morphogenesis in Nature --
The Future of Theoretical Morphology.
Series Title: Perspectives in paleobiology and earth history series.
Responsibility: George R. McGhee, Jr.

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