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On Growth and Form by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson
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Dec 10, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: ecology-evolution, complexity-theory, classics, green-nonfiction

"On Growth and Form" is a brilliant piece of scientific literature written by a true renaissance man. This remarkably varied book describes the wondrous diversity of patterns we see in nature, yet helps us to see the unity in their origins, through detailed explanations of the simple, common rules that govern the development and structure of all living organisms.

Written in 1917, "On Growth and Form" was ahead of its time, and was surely a seminal piece in the development of complexity theory and the understanding of self-organizing systems.

I highly recommend this book for those who wish to better understand the unity that lies beneath the bewildering diversity in our natural world.
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