On Growth and Form

On Growth and Form
  • Author : D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Pages : 1167
  • Relase : 2018-01-01
  • ISBN :

On Growth and Form Book Review:

It is not the biologist with an inkling of mathematics, but the skilled and learned mathematician who must ultimately deal with such problems as are merely sketched and adumbrated here. I pretend to no math­e­mat­i­cal skill, but I have made what use I could of what tools I had; I have dealt with simple cases, and the math­e­mat­i­cal methods which I have introduced are of the easiest and simplest kind. Elementary as they are, my book has not been written without the help—the indispensable help—of many friends. Like Mr Pope translating Homer, when I felt myself deficient I sought assistance! And the experience which Johnson attributed to Pope has been mine also, that men of learning did not refuse to help me.

On Growth and Form

On Growth and Form
  • Author : D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 366
  • Relase : 2014-05-15
  • ISBN : 9781107672567

On Growth and Form Book Review:

D'Arcy Thompson's classic On Growth and Form looks at the way things grow and the shapes they take.

On Growth and Form

On Growth and Form
  • Author : Sarah Bonnemaison,Philip Beesley
  • Publisher : Tuns Press
  • Pages : 178
  • Relase : 2008-01-01
  • ISBN : 0929112547

On Growth and Form Book Review:

A collection of essays which revisits D'Arcy Thompson's On Growth and Form to explore the link between morphology and form-making in historical and contemporary design. Originally presented at the ACSA East Central conference "On Growth and Form: the Engineering of Nature"

On Growth and Form

On Growth and Form
  • Author : D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 200
  • Relase : 2011-06-01
  • ISBN : 146358735X

On Growth and Form Book Review:

Sir D'Arcy W. Thompson CB FRS FRSE (1860-1948) was a Scottish biologist, mathematician, and classics scholar. A pioneering mathematical biologist, he is mainly remembered as the author of ON GROWTH AND FORM, an influential work of striking originality and elegance. The central theme of ON GROWTH AND FORM is that biologists of its author's day overemphasized evolution as the fundamental determinant of the form and structure of living organisms, and under-emphasized the roles of physical laws and mechanics. Peter Medawar who was the 1960 Nobel Laureate in Medicine called ON GROWTH AND FORM "the finest work of literature in all the annals of science that have been recorded in the English tongue."

Human Growth and Development

Human Growth and Development
  • Author : Noël Cameron,Barry Bogin
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 582
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 9780123838827

Human Growth and Development Book Review:

Offering a study of biological, biomedical and biocultural approaches, this book is suitable for researchers, professors and graduate students across the interdisciplinary area of human development. It is presented in the form of lectures to facilitate student programming.

Plants, Chemicals and Growth

Plants, Chemicals and Growth
  • Author : F.C. Steward
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 246
  • Relase : 2012-12-02
  • ISBN : 9780323159302

Plants, Chemicals and Growth Book Review:

Plants, Chemicals and Growth focuses on chemicals that regulate the growth and development of plants. It explores the problems of growth and growth regulation by looking at the roles of chemical substances, natural and synthetic, which affect the behavior of the cells of flowering plants. It also describes the variety of responses triggered by such chemicals, which include herbicides, those that stimulate the rooting of cuttings or cause leaf or fruit abscission, and those associated with fruit setting and artificial parthenocarpy. Comprised of 10 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of examples of chemical regulators and the biological responses they induce in plants, from tropism and chemotropism to nastic responses; rhythmic phenomena in growth and development; initiation of lateral organs and problems of phyllotaxy; periodicities in growth; and effects on the balance between vegetative growth, flowering, and fruiting. It discusses the totipotency and exogenous regulation of cells, history and modern concepts of plant growth regulators, the ways chemicals induce growth in quiescent cells, and growth-regulating effects in free cell systems. The reader is also introduced to biologically active compounds, such as indolyl and triazine compounds; how plant-regulating substances work; concepts and interpretations of plant growth regulation; and problems and prospects of chemical regulation of plant growth and development. This book will be of interest to teachers, biology students, agriculturalists, and researchers.

Bacterial Growth and Form

Bacterial Growth and Form
  • Author : A.L. Koch
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 470
  • Relase : 2013-03-09
  • ISBN : 9789401708272

Bacterial Growth and Form Book Review:

I assume that you already know a good deal of microbiology. In this book, I frequently use the word "we" by which I mean "you and I". Together we are going to consider bacteriology from a broader perspective and we will think our way through the important biological problems that are frequently just skipped over in every microbiology course. My most important reason for writing this book is to make accessible the relevant thinking from fields of science other than microbiology that are important to microbiology. 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 biology. It contains a good deal of my own work, both experimental and theoretical, together with a lot of speculation. If ten times bigger, it would be a full text book on microbial physiology. A third of the microbial physiology is covered by the recent is no longer treated even in textbook by White (2000). Another third current specialized tests and is greatly underrepresented in text books.

D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson's Generative Influences in Art, Design, and Architecture

D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson's Generative Influences in Art, Design, and Architecture
  • Author : Ellen K. Levy,Charissa N. Terranova
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2021-03-11
  • ISBN : 9781350191129

D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson's Generative Influences in Art, Design, and Architecture Book Review:

Scottish zoologist D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson's visionary ideas in On Growth and Form continue to evolve a century after its publication, aligning it with current developments in art and science. Practitioners, theorists, and historians from art, science, and design reflect on his ongoing influence. Overall, the anthology links evolutionary theory to form generation in both scientific and cultural domains. It offers a close look at the ways cells, organisms, and rules become generative in fields often otherwise disconnected. United by Thompson's original exploration of how physical forces propel and shape living and nonliving forms, essays range from art, art history, and neuroscience to architecture, design, and biology. Contributors explore how translations are made from the discipline of biology to the cultural arena. They reflect on how Thompson's study relates to the current sciences of epigenesis, self-organization, biological complex systems, and the expanded evolutionary synthesis. Cross-disciplinary contributors explore the wide-ranging aesthetic ramifications of these sciences. A timeline links the history of evolutionary theory with cultural achievements, providing the reader with a valuable resource.

The Explosion of Life Forms

The Explosion of Life Forms
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2021-03-11
  • ISBN : 9781119818434

The Explosion of Life Forms Book Review:

One of the essential characteristics of living beings is the explosion of variety in their forms that is intrinsically linked to the diversity of the environments they have adapted to. This book, the result of collaboration between international specialists, analyzes the multiplicity of these morphologies. It explores the origin of forms, their role in defining living things, and the relationship between form and function. It exposes the role of genes and epigenetics and examines the forms of bacteria, protists and plants. The Explosion of Life Forms also studies the memory of animals and their sensory processes, the forms of robots (built in the image of living things), and medical technologies aimed at restoring damaged living forms. Finally, this work questions a common principle of construction in the diversity of forms, as well as the idea of an abandonment of the form, a possible hidden defect of some modern philosophies.

The Mathematics and Mechanics of Biological Growth

The Mathematics and Mechanics of Biological Growth
  • Author : Alain Goriely
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 646
  • Relase : 2017-05-29
  • ISBN : 9780387877105

The Mathematics and Mechanics of Biological Growth Book Review:

This monograph presents a general mathematical theory for biological growth. It provides both a conceptual and a technical foundation for the understanding and analysis of problems arising in biology and physiology. The theory and methods are illustrated on a wide range of examples and applications. A process of extreme complexity, growth plays a fundamental role in many biological processes and is considered to be the hallmark of life itself. Its description has been one of the fundamental problems of life sciences, but until recently, it has not attracted much attention from mathematicians, physicists, and engineers. The author herein presents the first major technical monograph on the problem of growth since D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson’s 1917 book On Growth and Form. The emphasis of the book is on the proper mathematical formulation of growth kinematics and mechanics. Accordingly, the discussion proceeds in order of complexity and the book is divided into five parts. First, a general introduction on the problem of growth from a historical perspective is given. Then, basic concepts are introduced within the context of growth in filamentary structures. These ideas are then generalized to surfaces and membranes and eventually to the general case of volumetric growth. The book concludes with a discussion of open problems and outstanding challenges. Thoughtfully written and richly illustrated to be accessible to readers of varying interests and background, the text will appeal to life scientists, biophysicists, biomedical engineers, and applied mathematicians alike.

Art and Science in Word and Image

Art and Science in Word and Image
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Pages : 374
  • Relase : 2019-03-27
  • ISBN : 9789004361119

Art and Science in Word and Image Book Review:

Art and Science in Word and Image explores how discovery and innovation have functioned inter-dependently across art, literature and the sciences, focusing on engagements with natural forms and forces, and other fields of knowledge across a spectrum of creative media.

Cellular Patterns

Cellular Patterns
  • Author : Antonio Siber,Primoz Ziherl
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 2017-11-30
  • ISBN : 9781482259629

Cellular Patterns Book Review:

The mechanics underlying the form and structure of biological tissues is being increasingly investigated and appreciated, with new results appearing at a fast pace. Cellular Patterns covers the salient elements of this thriving field of research in a textbook style, including both historic landmark results and recent achievements. By building on concepts such as packing, confinement, surface tension, and elastic instabilities, the book explains the structure and the shape of sheet-like and bulk tissues by adapting the mechanics of continuous media to living matter. It reviews experimental results and empirical laws, and wherever possible, it discusses more than a single theoretical interpretation of a given phenomenon. The in-depth treatment of technical details, the many boxes summarizing essential physical and biological ideas, and an extensive set of problems make this book suitable as a complementary textbook for a graduate course in biophysics and as a standalone reference for students and researchers in biophysics, bioengineering, and mathematical biology interested in the mechanics of tissue. Features: Provides an overview of patterns and shapes seen in animal tissues in addition to an interpretation of these structures in terms of physical forces and processes Contains detailed analysis and a critical comparison of mechanical models of cells, tissues, and morphogenetic movements Presents a visually rich style which is accessible to physicists and biologists alike

Vortex Methods

Vortex Methods
  • Author : Georges-Henri Cottet,G.-H. (Georges-Henri) Cottet,Petros D. Koumoutsakos,Professor Petros D Koumoutsakos
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 313
  • Relase : 2000-03-13
  • ISBN : 9780521621861

Vortex Methods Book Review:

The authors consider vortex methods as a method for the direct numerical simulation of incompressible viscous flows. Vortex methods offer an alternative to finite difference and spectral methods for high resolution numerical solutions.

On Growth and Form

On Growth and Form
  • Author : M. A. J. Chaplain,G. D. Singh,J. C. McLachlan
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : UOM:39015042480759

On Growth and Form Book Review:

On Growth and Form Spatio-temporal Pattern Formation in Biology M. A. J. Chaplain and G. D. Singh, both of the University of Dundee, UK J. C. McLachlan, St. Andrews University, UK Spatio-temporal pattern formation is a major area of research within the subject of mathematical biology. The topic involves the use of mathematical modelling to analyse how patterns in biology are created and develop. For example, the growth, over time, of the intricate and beautiful patterns on certain sea-shells or the striped markings on a tiger can be modelled and their development predicted in terms of non-linear mathematical processes. The current volume captures the breadth of recent research into various aspects of spatio-temporal pattern and form, such as development biology, reaction-diffusion systems and morphometrics. * Brings the ideas of the classic On Growth and Form by D'Arcy Thompson, the founding classic of mathematical biology, fully up to date and looks to future developments in the subject * Foreword provided by Professor John Tyler Bonner, Princeton University * World class collection of internationally renowned contributors from both experimental and theoretical backgrounds Taking its inspiration from D'Arcy Thompson's classic and still influential volume On Growth and Form, this new volume presents a collection of 21 articles from the Plenary Speakers of the recent D'Arcy Thompson Conference, held at the University of Dundee, 20-24 September 1998. The topics covered include pattern formation in development biology, reaction-diffusion systems, intercellular systems and morphometrics, offering the reader a stimulating blend of theory and experiment. This book will be of particular interest to bio-mathematicians and development biologists. Paediatric clinicians, evolutionary biologists, orthodontists, anatomists, physiologists and many other members of the biology community will also benefit greatly from it.

Hooked on Growth

Hooked on Growth
  • Author : Douglas E. Booth
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 277
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 0742527182

Hooked on Growth Book Review:

This accessible and provocative book explores whether getting 'unhooked' from economic growth to meet the needs of the environment is possible. Although giving the environment priority over growth may seem radical, the author argues that it can be accomplished using marketable emissions allowances, transferable development rights, and other tools popular with conventional economists. It can also be achieved by creating more interesting and environmentally friendly urban landscapes less beholden to the automobile. The key problem will be ensuring that everyone who wants employment can find it. This will require a transition to a shorter workweek, the wistful goal of many a harried worker. More leisure, a higher-quality environment, and more attractive cities and towns are the potential rewards of a less consumption-oriented society. Yet how can the power of special interests be overcome in the name of environmental conservation? This is the author's critical final question as he offers a clear path to a sustainable economic and environmental future.

Line & Form

Line & Form
  • Author : Walter Crane
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 282
  • Relase : 1900
  • ISBN : UOM:39015006742129

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Mindset

Mindset
  • Author : Carol S. Dweck
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2006-02-28
  • ISBN : 9781588365231

Mindset Book Review:

The updated edition of the bestselling book that has changed millions of lives with its insights into the growth mindset “Through clever research studies and engaging writing, Dweck illuminates how our beliefs about our capabilities exert tremendous influence on how we learn and which paths we take in life.”—Bill Gates, GatesNotes After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset—those who believe that abilities are fixed—are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset—those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment. In this edition, Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced concept. She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mindset. She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations. With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love—to transform their lives and your own.

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Capital in the Twenty-First Century
  • Author : Thomas Piketty
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 816
  • Relase : 2017-08-14
  • ISBN : 9780674979857

Capital in the Twenty-First Century Book Review:

The main driver of inequality—returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth—is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty’s findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.

A Study of Splashes

A Study of Splashes
  • Author : Arthur Mason Worthington
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 129
  • Relase : 1908
  • ISBN : OXFORD:N11001141

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On Growth and Form

On Growth and Form
  • Author : Harry Eugene Stanley,N. Ostrowsky
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 310
  • Relase : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9789400951655

On Growth and Form Book Review:

We have shown that simple power-law dynamics is expected for flexible fractal objects. Although the predicted behavior is well established for linear polymers, the situationm is considerably more complex for colloidal aggregates. In the latter case, the observed K-dependence of (r) can be explained either in terms of non-asymptotic hydrodynamics or in terms of weak power-law polydispersity. In the case of powders (alumina, in particular) apparent fractal behavior seen in static scattering is not found in the dynamics. ID. W. Schaefer, J. E. Martin, P. Wiitzius, and D. S. Cannell, Phys. Rev. Lett. 52,2371 (1984). 2 J. E. Martin and D. W. Schaefer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 5:1,2457 (1984). 3 D. W. Schaefer and C. C. Han in Dynamic Light Scattering, R. Pecora ed, Plenum, NY, 1985) p. 181. 4 P. Sen, this book. S J. E. Martin and B. J. Ackerson, Phys. Rev. A :11, 1180 (1985). 6 J. E. Martin, to be published. 7 D. A. Weitz, J. S. Huang, M. Y. Lin and J. Sung, Phys. Rev. Lett. 53,1657 (1984) . 8 J. E. Martin, D. W. Schaefer and A. J. Hurd, to be published; D. W. Schaefer, K. D. Keefer, J. E. Martin, and A. J. Hurd, in Physics of Finely Divided Matter, M. Daoud, Ed., Springer Verlag, NY, 1985. 9 D. W. Schaefer and A. J. Hurd, to be published. lOJ. E. Martin, J. Appl. Cryst. (to be published).