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Design in nature : how the constructal law governs evolution in biology, physics, technology, and social organization / Adrian Bejan and J. Peder Zane.

(Author). Zane, J. Peder. (Added Author).
  • ISBN: 9780385534611 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0385534612 (hbk.)
  • Description: vii, 296 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday,

Available copies

  • 6 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction Q 172.5 .C45 B45 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Bunker Hill Community College Stacks Q172.5 .C45 B45 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction Q 172.5 C45 B45 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 500/Bejan (Text to phone) Available -
Northern Essex - Lawrence Campus Stacks Q172.5.C45 B45 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction NEW Q 172.5 .C45 B45 2011 (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-280) and index.
Contents Note: 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.
Subject: Pattern formation (Physical sciences)