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The Resource Diatoms to dinosaurs : the size and scale of living things, Chris McGowan ; illustrations by Julian Mulock

Diatoms to dinosaurs : the size and scale of living things, Chris McGowan ; illustrations by Julian Mulock

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Diatoms to dinosaurs : the size and scale of living things
Title
Diatoms to dinosaurs
Title remainder
the size and scale of living things
Statement of responsibility
Chris McGowan ; illustrations by Julian Mulock
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Diatoms to Dinosaurs, Chris McGowan takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the natural world, and examines life in all its various forms. He imparts the excitement of discovery and the joy of understanding as he demonstrates the central importance of size and scale to the survival of living organisms.McGowan investigates a wide range of size-related phenomena, from the gliding mechanism of diatoms to blood pressure problems of dinosaurs. Questions asked 0́4 and answered С0́4 include: Will we ever see giant insects the size of pterodactyls? Why are ants so much stronger relative to body size than elephants? What do a clam, a condor, a tortoise, and a sturgeon have in common? How did the skeleton of a 28-ton Apatosaurus support its weight? How can blood get from the heart to the head of a giraffe without rupturing blood vessels? The author explicates the scientific concepts С0́4 both physical and biological С0́4 needed to inform the relevant phenomena: area/volume relations, metabolism and other basic physiology, kinetic energy, inertial forces, the biology of senescence, boundary layers, and Reynolds numbers. Numerous illustrations scattered throughout the text make the biophysical principles easily comprehensible to readers, regardless of their scientific sophistication
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGowan, Christopher
Dewey number
591.41
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL799
LC item number
.M38 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mulock, Julian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Morphology (Animals)
  • Body size
  • Physiology
  • Life (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General
  • Body size
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Life (Biology)
  • Morphology (Animals)
  • Physiology
Label
Diatoms to dinosaurs : the size and scale of living things, Chris McGowan ; illustrations by Julian Mulock
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-271) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Scale of life -- Keep the home fires burning -- Pumping iron -- From cradle to grave -- Giants: modern and ancient -- Brains: from the massive to the minute -- Drag in the material world -- High fliers -- Tiffany wings and kite strings -- Drifting with the tide: life in the plankton -- Life in the fast lane
Control code
905559217
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610912624
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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fd891050-39ef-40c5-b621-231c7d3d3685
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905559217
Label
Diatoms to dinosaurs : the size and scale of living things, Chris McGowan ; illustrations by Julian Mulock
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-271) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Scale of life -- Keep the home fires burning -- Pumping iron -- From cradle to grave -- Giants: modern and ancient -- Brains: from the massive to the minute -- Drag in the material world -- High fliers -- Tiffany wings and kite strings -- Drifting with the tide: life in the plankton -- Life in the fast lane
Control code
905559217
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610912624
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
fd891050-39ef-40c5-b621-231c7d3d3685
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905559217

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