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Bejan, Adrian, 1948-
Design in nature : how the constructal law governs evolution in biology, physics, technology, and social organization / Adrian Bejan and J. Peder Zane
1st ed
New York : Doubleday, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  Q172.5.C45 B45 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Constructal theory
Pattern formation (Physical sciences)
Physical Description vii, 296 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-280) and index
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
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-- Source other than Library of Congress
NOTE 504188
Alternate Author Zane, J. Peder

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