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Title:
Design in nature : how the constructal law governs evolution in biology, physics, technology, and social organization
Author:
Bejan, Adrian, 1948-
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Edition:
First Anchor Books edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Anchor Books, January 2013.

©2012.
Physical Description:
vii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
Reveals how recurring patterns in nature are accounted for by a single governing principle of physics, explaining how all designs in the world from biological life to inanimate systems evolve in a sequence of ever-improving designs that facilitate flow.
Language:
English
Contents:
The birth of flow -- The birth of design -- Animals on the move -- Witnessing evolution -- Seeing beyond the trees and the forest -- Why hierarchy reins -- The fast and long meets the slow and short -- The design of academia -- The golden ratio, vision, cognition, and culture -- The design of history.
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ISBN:
9780307744340
Format :
Book