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Scaling

Why Is Animal Size So Important?

Scaling( )
Author: Schmidt-Nielsen, Knut
ISBN:978-0-521-26657-4
Publication Date:Jul 1984
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $120.00
Book Description:

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...
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Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Science / Life Sciences / Zoology / General
Science / Life Sciences / Anatomy & Physiology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.189 x 22.809 cm
Book Weight:0.527 Kilograms



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