On Size and Life

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Scientific American Library, 1983 - Body size. - 255 pages
Considers the role of shape and size in natural selection, looks at growth, biological structure, and locomotion, and discusses the effect of scale on living organisms

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About the author (1983)

Thomas McMahon was born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1943. He has an S.B. from Cornell University and a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. McMahon has taught at Harvard University since 1970 and has been the Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Mechanics and a professor of biology since 1977. McMahon has contributed numerous articles to Science, Scientific American, and other science journals and his written several books, among them "Principles of American Nuclear Chemistry: A Novel.

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