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On growth and form.

Thompson, D"Arcy Wentworth

On growth and form.

by Thompson, D"Arcy Wentworth

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Published by University Press in Cambridge [Eng.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Growth.,
  • Morphology (Animals)

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQP84 .T4 1961
    The Physical Object
    Pagination345 p.
    Number of Pages345
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5828184M
    LC Control Number61016282

    D’Arcy Thompson’s master work was “On Growth and Form”. In this elegantly written book, he advanced his main thesis: that biological form can reflect physical and mathematical principles. For instance, the spicules of sponges adopt a number of characteristic shapes. The book is written for people that have already have a fascination with bacteria, but can see that their background for understanding is far complete. This book consists of topics that are largely omitted from microbiology textbooks and includes some mathematics, physics, chemistry, and evolutionary : Springer Netherlands.

    Book: On growth and form. pp pp. Abstract: Biological studies are apt to degenerate into mere accumulation of facts. The content of knowledge increases rapidly without real advance in understanding of scientific by: On Growth and Form, first published in and then republished in by Cambridge University Press, is D'Arcy Thompson's radical departure from standard zoology. Looking outside the scope of comparative morphology and evolution, he sought to study nature from a mathematical perspective.

    Additional Physical Format: Online version: Thompson, D'Arcy Wentworth, On growth and form. Cambridge [Eng.]: The University Press ; New York: Macmillan.   The Book. On Growth and Form opens with a classic Thompson “Prefatory Note:” “This book of mine has little need of preface, for indeed it .


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"On Growth and Form" is a brilliant piece of scientific literature written by a true renaissance man. This remarkably varied book describes the wondrous diversity of patterns we see in nature, yet helps us to see the unity in their origins, through detailed explanations of the simple, common rules that govern the development and structure of all living organisms/5.

Welcome to On Growth and Formthe official website of the centenary celebrations for D’Arcy Thompson’s extraordinary by the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews, the programme aims to introduce D’Arcy’s amazing ideas and influence to. D'Arcy Thompson's classic On Growth and Form looks at the way things grow and the shapes they take.

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Its influence should not be underestimated. Book Description D'Arcy Thompson's classic On Growth and Form looks at the way things grow and the shapes they take. Analysing biological processes in their mathematical and physical aspects, this historic work, first published inhas also become renowned for the sheer poetry of its descriptions/5(21).

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This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. D'Arcy Thompson's classic On Growth and Form looks at the way things grow and the shapes they take.

Analysing biological processes in their mathematical and physical aspects, this historic work, first published inhas also become renowned for the sheer poetry of its descriptions.

D'Arcy Thompson's classic On Growth and Form looks at the way things grow and the shapes they take. Analysing biological processes in their mathematical and physical aspects, this historic work, first published inhas also become renowned for the sheer poetry of its descriptions.

A great scientist sensitiv Author: D'arcy Wentworth Thompson. The book begins with studies of organic magnitude, the rate of growth, cellular form and structure, adsorption, and the forms of tissues, then examines a vast spectrum of life forms, and concludes with a comparison of related forms that leads to the theory of transformations.

On Growth and Form is also becoming antiquated – the references to knowledge current in are obscure items of science history, and therefore it is more difficult to quickly recognize Thompson’s focus in any given passage. In other words, it’s becoming more of a book for the history of biology, to be read for its aesthetics more than Author: Dan Rhoads.

On Growth and Form is D’Arcy Thompson’s master work. Although it was not published untilhe had been thinking about it for many years.

On 18 October he wrote to one of his students: “I have taken to Mathematics, and believe I have discovered some unsuspected wonders in regard to the Spirals of the Foraminifera!”. if you like On growth and form try: Other books by this author A bibliography of Protozoa, sponges, Coelenterata, and worms, including also the Polyzoa, Brachiopoda and Tunicata, for the years / 5 A glossary of Greek birds / /5(1).

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Thompson is remembered as the author of the book On Growth and Form, which led the way for the scientific explanation of morphogenesis, the process by which patterns and body structures are formed in plants and : 2 MayEdinburgh.

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