On Growth and Form, Volume 1In this classic of biology and modern science, Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson (1860–1948), one of the most distinguished scientists of the modern era, sets forth his seminal "theory of transformation"  that one species evolves into another not by successive minor changes in individual body parts but by largescale transformations involving the body as a whole. 
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User Review  Miko Shepherd  GoodreadsNotes a surface such that 1/r+1/r'=C, in other words a surface which has the same mean curvature at all points, is equivalent to a surface of minimal area for the volume enclosed the sphere is also ... Read full review
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User Review  GoodreadsNotes a surface such that 1/r+1/r'=C, in other words a surface which has the same mean curvature at all points, is equivalent to a surface of minimal area for the volume enclosed the sphere is also ... Read full review
Contents
CHAP PAGE I INTRODUCTORY  1 
Ox MAGNITUDE  22 
THE RATE OF GROWTH  78 
ON THB INTERNAL FORM AND STRUCTURE OF THE CELL  286 
THE FORKS OF CELLS  346 
A NOTE ON ADSORPTION  444 
THE FORMS OF TISSUES OR CELLAGGREGATES  465 
THE SAME continued 566  466 
THE SPIRAL SHELLS OF THE FORAMINIFERA  850 
WITH A NOTE ON TORSION  874 
ON LEAFARRANGEMENT OR PHYLLOTAXIS 012  912 
ON THE SHAPES OF EGGS AND OF CERTAIN OTHER HOLLOW STRUCTURES  934 
ON FORM AND MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY  968 
ON THE THEORY OF TRANSFORMATIONS OR THE COMPARISON OF RELATED FORMS  1026 
EPILOGUE  1093 
INDBX  1095 
ON CONCRETIONS SPICULES AND SFICULAR SKELETONS  645 
A PARENTHETIC NOTE ON GEODETICS  741 
THE EQUIANGULAR SPIRAL  748 