On Growth and Form (Canto Classics) (Paperback)

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Why do living things and physical phenomena take the form they do? D'Arcy Thompson's classic On Growth and Form looks at the way things grow and the shapes they take. Analysing biological processes in their mathematical and physical aspects, this historic work, first published in 1917, has also become renowned for the sheer poetry of its descriptions. A great scientist sensitive to the fascinations and beauty of the natural world tells of jumping fleas and slipper limpets; of buds and seeds; of bees' cells and rain drops; of the potter's thumb and the spider's web; of a film of soap and a bubble of oil; of a splash of a pebble in a pond.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781107672567
ISBN-10: 1107672562
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: May 15th, 2014
Pages: 366
Language: English
Series: Canto Classics