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by D'Arcy W. Thompson

eBook On Growth and Form ePub
Author: D'Arcy W. Thompson
Language: English
ISBN: 0521066220
ISBN13: 978-0521066228
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2nd edition (December 31, 1942)
Pages: 1124
Category: Biological Sciences
Subcategory: Science
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 229
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ePub file: 1560 kb
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Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson CB FRS FRSE (2 May 1860 – 21 June 1948) was a Scottish biologist, mathematician and classics .

Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson CB FRS FRSE (2 May 1860 – 21 June 1948) was a Scottish biologist, mathematician and classics scholar. Thompson is remembered as the author of the 1917 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 animals.

by. Thompson, D'Arcy Wentworth, 1860-1948. One of the great works of the 20th century. Its influence should not be underestimated.

Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson (1860-1948) was a Scottish mathematical biologist, and classics scholar. in their relation to the study of organisms. in their relation to the study of organisms the forms of living things, and the parts of living things, can be explained by physical considerations, and to realise that in general no organic forms exist save such as are in conformity with physical and mathematical laws. Cambridge University press. biodiversity; MBLWHOI; blc; americana.

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

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 in 1917, has also become renowned for the sheer poetry of its descriptions

Asked to name the most significant book about biology ever written in English, most biologists would opt for . After 1917, when it was published, the answer would unhesitatingly have been D’Arcy Thompson’s On Growth and Form.

Asked to name the most significant book about biology ever written in English, most biologists would opt for Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. How about the second most significant book? After 1917, when it was published, the answer would unhesitatingly have been D’Arcy Thompson’s On Growth and Form. Eclipsed since the 1950s by the domination of DNA, its time may have come round once more.

On Growth and Form book. D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson was appointed to the first Chair of Biology at University College, Dundee, taking up the appointment in January 1885 and remaining for 32 and a half years. Why do living things and physical phenomena take the forms they. In 1917 he moved to take up the Chair of Natural History at the University of St. Andrews, a post he held until his death 31 years later in June 1948.

Of Sir D’Arcy Thompson’s nearly 300 publications, the theoretical treatise On Growth and Form, first published .

Of Sir D’Arcy Thompson’s nearly 300 publications, the theoretical treatise On Growth and Form, first published in 1917, remains the principal work for which he is remembered. Growth and Form was immediately well-received for both its literary style and its scientific significance, as discussed by the biologist Sir Peter Medawar. Analysing biological processes in their mathematical and physical aspects, this historic work, first published in 1917, has also become renowned for the sheer poetry of its descriptions

In this classic of biology and modern science, Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson (1860-1948), one of the most distinguished scientists of the modern era, sets forth his seminal "theory of transformation" - that one species evolves into another not by successive minor changes in individual body parts but by large-scale transformations involving the body as a whole.
Tansino
Medium grey print on a light grey background does not offer enough contrast to the human eye for ready recognition. The actual letters of the words appear to have uneven edges to them. Thus this does not qualify as a book, but only as a "book-like object". Alas, it is too small for a doorstep and too large to even up a wobbly set of table legs. Its only useful function in our house is as fireplace kindling...but very expensive kindling at that.

On the last page is an imprint that indicates that this "book" was manufactured after I ordered it. Clearly this is a reconstruction from stored photographic or digital images. I am not against new technology per se, but it should produce a result at least as good as the technology it replaces. This does not.

Another person to offer comments as far back as July, 2011, (Sarah) pointed out this defective presentation of grey on grey, and yet you have been incapable or unwilling to respond to her critique in the two years since it was posted. Do you even read these comments? I ordered a book; instead you sent me an experience of frustration and dismay. I ordered a book; you sent me an optical illusion of a book.
Beanisend
The thing about this book is you need to be a full blown intellectual to read it I unfortunately am not. I yearn to be but the sad truth is I am a low brow kind of reader. Never the less, while I could not follow the depth of euriditin I did enjoy the scope and detail of Thompson's narrative. If you do find you can read this book you are a brilliant man or woman.

This book affords the deep and sensitive mind an I depth romp far deeper and beyond the Ken of such brilliant minds as Von Humbolt or Darwim. But beware because D'arcy Wentworth Thimpson was not only the last of the great polymaths. He may have been the greatest. .
Yla
Very interesting read. But be warned that the book is huge and as a result quite heavy (at least for a petite person like me). I would have loved to take it on my commute/travels with me but it would be a burden to carry. I often wish they had left out the footnotes (which sometimes occupy half a page) or made them smaller to reduce the number of pages.
Quphagie
Amazing book. Like a scientific Ulysses. Every sentence contains an un-footnoted reference or allusion to some other work--literary, scientific, or otherwise. Untranslated quotes in at least half a dozen laguages. Most of it is way over my head and probably most people's, but read on, let it flow over you and catch as much as you can of this late vVctorian polymath's immense knowledge.
Jugami
I have had a copy of this book since I was 16. I have given it as gifts, and believe it to be one of the fundamental books that has changed science and the way we think of the world. As you can tell I love this book. However, the Kindle version is almost useless. The tables are not reproduced in any readable way, and there are none of the pictures that are needed to understand the text. eBooks like this do a tremendous disservice to the Kindle. This could be a wonderful resource to have on the Kindle, but no care was taken in the transcription, and to charge for this is an outrage. There is absolutely no way that I could recommend the Kindle version of this wonderful book.
Purestone
This is the worst product I have ever purchased online.
It is unreadable. It is a photocopy of an earlier publication. Only by extreme squinting can one make out the words.
Also there is no information about the publisher. This is a scandal.
TheSuspect
This book is a gem. Period. My favorite Chapters are I-III, VIII, XVI, and XVII. One of those books which will stand the test of time.
This is an essential book for designers. It has value and significance in relation to almost every aspect of creative evolution. This man was a great genius.
It inspired the field of morphology. Check that one out.
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