Principles of Animal Design
The Optimization and Symmorphosis Debate
Normal Price: $175.00
Your Price: $157.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $17.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $7.88 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Principles of Animal Design by Ewald R. Weibel
Book DescriptionThe book discusses the controversial issue of whether animals are designed according to the same rules that engineers use in building machines, namely that materials and energy are used economically while attempting to achieve a high level of performance. There is considerable scientific controversy surrounding this question because, although there is much evidence suggesting that animals are indeed well designed, evolutionary biology tells us that animals are not 'engineered' but result from evolution by natural selection. This book collates this evidence which is discussed by a group of eminent biologists from many different biological disciplines.
Buy Principles of Animal Design book by Ewald R. Weibel from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780521583701
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Feb-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ewald R. Weibel
Symmorphosis, Hardback (March 2000)
Are animals designed economically? The author illustrates that morphological information can be as quantitive as physiological data and demonstrates that advanced intergrative physiology depends on quantitative and testable information on structural design.
Principles of Animal Design, Paperback (February 1998)
The book discusses whether animals are designed according to the same rules that engineers use in building machines.
Pathway for Oxygen, Paperback (July 1984)» View all books by Ewald R. Weibel
It is rare for one book to be both a first-rate classroom text and a major contribution to scholarship. "The Pathway for Oxygen" is such a book, offering a new approach to respiratory physiology and morphology that quantitatively links the two.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Principles of Animal Design book by Ewald R. Weibel and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687