9780521319874-0521319870-Scaling (Why is Animal Size so Important?)

Scaling (Why is Animal Size so Important?)

ISBN-13: 9780521319874
ISBN-10: 0521319870
Edition: 1
Author: Schmidt-Nielsen, Knut
Publication date: 1984
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 256 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780521319874
ISBN-10: 0521319870
Edition: 1
Author: Schmidt-Nielsen, Knut
Publication date: 1984
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 256 pages

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Acknowledged authors Schmidt-Nielsen, Knut wrote Scaling (Why is Animal Size so Important?) comprising 256 pages back in 1984. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0521319870 and 9780521319874. Since then Scaling (Why is Animal Size so Important?) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This book is about the importance of animal size. We tend to think of animal function in chemical terms and talk of water, salts, proteins, enzymes, oxygen, energy, and so on. We should not forget, however, that physical laws are equally important, for they determine rates of diffusion and heat transfer, transfer of force and momentum, the strength of structures, the dynamics of locomotion, and other aspects of the functioning of animal bodies. Physical laws provide possibilities and opportunities for an organism, yet they also impose constraints, setting limits to what is physically possible. This book aims to give an understanding of these rules because of their profound implications when we deal with animals of widely different size and scale. The reader will find that the book raises many questions. Remarkable and puzzling information makes it read a little like a detective story, but the last chapter, instead of giving the final solution, neither answers all questions nor provides one great unifying principle.

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