Living at micro scale : the unexpected physics of being small (图书, 2009) [University of Washington Libraries]
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Living at micro scale : the unexpected physics of being small

著者: David B Dusenbery
出版商: Cambridge (Mass.) ; London : Harvard University Press, 2009.
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& Quot;Kermit the Frog famously said that it isn't easy being green, and in Living at Micro Scale David Dusenbery shows that it isn't easy being small - existing at the size of, say, a rotifer, a tiny multicellular animal just at the boundary between the visible and the microscopic. "Imagine," he writes, "stepping off a curb and waiting a week for your foot to hit the ground." At that scale, we would be small enough  再读一些...
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所有的著者/提供者: David B Dusenbery
ISBN: 9780674031166 0674031164 9780674060210 0674060210
OCLC号码: 814256587
奖励: Winner of Georgia Author-of-the Year Award 2010
描述: XXX, 416 str. : ilustr. ; 25 cm
内容: Background --
Microscopy --
Fluids --
Molecules --
Brownian motion --
Ellipsoids --
Information --
Energy --
Physical consequences --
Chemical transport --
Signal detection --
Consequences for locomotion --
Dispersal --
Sedimentation --
Swimming --
Consequences for orientation to stimulus gradients --
Gradient guiding --
Size limit for locomotion --
Optimal shapes --
Consequences for interactions between organisms --
Encounter rates --
Predation --
Pheromone attraction --
Gametes.
责任: David B. Dusenbery.

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It isn't easy being small. Dusenbery uses straightforward physics to demonstrate the constraints on the size, shape, and behavior of tiny organisms. While recounting the historical development of the  再读一些...
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Of course biologists know that physical law constrains biological design. But the subtlety, the pervasiveness, the number and interrelationships of relevant factors-- these come as a splendid 再读一些...

 
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