Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 April 2000

368 Pages | 91 b/w illus

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195131420

Bookseller Code (06)

Scaling in Biology

Edited by James H. Brown and Geoffrey B. West

Santa Fe Institute Studies on the Sciences of Complexity

Scaling relationships are a persistent theme in biology. Examples include branching patterns of blood vessels, structural and functional correlates of body size, distribution of body size and abundance among species, and variations in populations within an area or over time. This book, based on a conference at the Santa Fe Institute, brings together many of the most prominent workers in the area to assess our current understanding of scaling relationships at the physiological, biomechanical, and ecological levels.

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