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Animal Body Size

Animal Body Size

Linking Pattern and Process Across Space, Time, and Taxonomic Group

Animal Body Size( )
Editor: Smith, Felisa A.
Lyons, S. Kathleen
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $54.00
Book Description:

Galileo wrote that "nature cannot produce a horse as large as twenty ordinary horses or a giant ten times taller than an ordinary man unless by miracle or by greatly altering the proportions of his limbs and especially of his bones"--a statement that wonderfully captures a long-standing scientific fascination with body size. Why are organisms the size that they are? And what determines their optimum size?          ...
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Detailed Subjects: Science / Life Sciences / Biology
Science / Life Sciences / Anatomy & Physiology
Science / Life Sciences / Ecology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.8 Inches
Book Weight:1.056 Pounds

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