The Resource Why size matters : from bacteria to blue whales, John Tyler Bonner

Why size matters : from bacteria to blue whales, John Tyler Bonner

Label
Why size matters : from bacteria to blue whales
Title
Why size matters
Title remainder
from bacteria to blue whales
Statement of responsibility
John Tyler Bonner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"John Tyler offers a completely new perspective on the role of size in biology. In his hallmark friendly style, he explores the universal impact of being the right size. By examining stories ranging from Alice in Wonderland to Gulliver's Travels, he shows that humans have always been fascinated by things big and small. Why then does size always reside on the fringes of science and never on the center stage? Why do biologists and others ponder size only when studying something else - running speed, life span, or metabolism?" "Why Size Matters, a book of big ideas in a compact size, gives size its due by presenting a overview of what we know about its role in the living world. Bonner argues that size really does matter - that it is the supreme and universal determinant of what any organism can be and do."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
578.4/1
Index
index present
LC call number
QL799
LC item number
.B66 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Why size matters : from bacteria to blue whales, John Tyler Bonner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The human view of size -- 3. The physics of size -- 4. The evolution of size -- 5. Size and the division of labor -- 6. Size and time -- 7. Envoi
Control code
000040098335
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
161 p.
Isbn
9780691128504
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006004945
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.b21715671
System control number
lt21715671

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