On Growth and Form

On Growth and Form

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by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson
     
 

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Classic of biology and modern science sets forth 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. Rich literary style. Over 500 photographs and drawings. Index. See more details below

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Classic of biology and modern science sets forth 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. Rich literary style. Over 500 photographs and drawings. Index.

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**** A reprint of Thompson's classic work on animal morphology, first published by Cambridge U. Press in 1942 and endorsed by BCL3 (and every other competent bibliography on biology). Now printed on acid-free paper, but bound using the sewn-look fraud we characterize as notch glued. (This lapse is a shock--Dover has led the pack in producing well-constructed and very inexpensive books.) Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780521437769
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1992
Series:
Canto Series
Edition description:
Abridged Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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