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Author Bejan, Adrian, 1948-
Title Design in nature : how the constructal law governs evolution in biology, physics, technology, and social organization / Adrian Bejan and J. Peder Zane.
Published New York : Doubleday, c2012.
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 Floor4  Q172.5.C45 B45 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description vii, 296 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography 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.
Subject Pattern formation (Physical sciences)
Related Names Zane, J. Peder.
ISBN 9780385534611 (hbk.)
0385534612 (hbk.)
OCLC number 727610563