The Life of a Leaf download free [PDF and Ebook] by Steven Vogel

The Life of a Leaf download free [PDF and Ebook] by Steven Vogel year 2013
  • Book name: The Life of a Leaf
  • Author: Steven Vogel
  • Release date: 2013/5/17
  • Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Natural History
  • ISBN: 9780226104775
  • Rating: 9.42 of 10
  • Votes: 847
  • Review by: Kimber Pointer
  • Review rating: 7.24 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/11
  • Total pages: 320
  • Includes a PDF summary of 30 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In its essence, science is a way of looking at and thinking about the world. In The Life of a Leaf, Steven Vogel illuminates this approach, using the humble leaf as a model. Whether plant or person, every organism must contend with its immediate physical environment, a world that both limits what organisms can do and offers innumerable opportunities for evolving fascinating ways of challenging those limits. Here, Vogel explains these interactions, examining through the example of the leaf the extraordinary designs that enable life to adapt to its physical world. In Vogel's account, the leaf serves as a biological everyman, an ordinary and ubiquitous living thing that nonetheless speaks volumes about our environment as well as its own. Thus in exploring the leaf's world, Vogel simultaneously explores our own.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 19H11M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Botany & Plant Sciences, Evolution, Popular Science, Trees, Wildflowers & Plants
  • Available formats: EPUB, DOC, DjVu, WORD, XPS, HTMLZ, PDF, TXT. Compressed in CPIO, ZIP, CBZ, RAR, TAR.GZ, AZW4, ARJ
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 32.27 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x19.81mm
  • Weight: 743.89g
  • Printed by: University of Chicago Press
  • Published in: United States
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