Design in nature : how the constructal law governs evolution in biology, physics, technology, and social organization / Adrian Bejan and J. Peder Zane.
Author: Bejan, Adrian, 1948-
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2012.
ISBN: 9780385534611 (hbk.)
Description: vii, 296 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subject: Pattern formation (Physical sciences).
Contents: 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 meet 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--