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Why size matters : from bacteria to blue whales

Author: John Tyler Bonner
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2012.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Tyler Bonner
ISBN: 9780691152332 0691152330
OCLC Number: 754168291
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Awards: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2007
Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface ix Chapter 1: Introduction 1 Chapter 2: The Human View of Size 7 Chapter 3: The Physics of Size 28 Chapter 4: The Evolution of Size 62 Chapter 5: Size and the Division of Labor 79 Chapter 6: Size and Time 116 Chapter 7: Envoi 147 Notes 153 Index 157
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Offers a fresh perspective on the role of size in biology. This title explores the universal impact of being the right size. By examining stories ranging from "Alice in Wonderland" to "Gulliver's  Read more...

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