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100 1  West, Geoffrey B.,|eauthor. 
245 10 Scale :|bthe universal laws of growth, innovation, 
       sustainability, and the pace of life in organisms, cities,
       economies, and companies /|cGeoffrey West. 
264  1 New York :|bPenguin Press,|c[2017] 
264  4 |c©2017 
300    479 pages :|billustrations ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
520    "From one of the most influential scientists of our time, 
       a dazzling exploration of the hidden laws that govern the 
       life cycle of everything from plants and animals to the 
       cities we live in. The former head of the Sante Fe 
       Institute, visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer 
       in the field of complexity science, the science of 
       emergent systems and networks. The term "complexity" can 
       be misleading, however, because what makes West's 
       discoveries so beautiful is that he has found an 
       underlying simplicity that unites the seemingly complex 
       and diverse phenomena of living systems, including our 
       bodies, our cities and our businesses. Fascinated by 
       issues of aging and mortality, West applied the rigor of a
       physicist to the biological question of why we live as 
       long as we do and no longer. The result was astonishing, 
       and changed science, creating a new understanding of 
       energy use and metabolism: West found that despite the 
       riotous diversity in the sizes of mammals, they are all, 
       to a large degree, scaled versions of each other. If you 
       know the size of a mammal, you can use scaling laws to 
       learn everything from how much food it eats per day, what 
       its heart-rate is, how long it will take to mature, its 
       lifespan, and so on. Furthermore, the efficiency of the 
       mammal's circulatory systems scales up precisely based on 
       weight: if you compare a mouse, a human and an elephant on
       a logarithmic graph, you find with every doubling of 
       average weight, a species gets 25% more efficient--and 
       lives 25% longer. This speaks to everything from how long 
       we can expect to live to how many hours of sleep we need. 
       Fundamentally, he has proven, the issue has to do with the
       fractal geometry of the networks that supply energy and 
       remove waste from the organism's body"--|cProvided by 
       publisher. 
650  0 Scaling (Social sciences) 
650  0 Science|xPhilosophy. 
650  0 Evolution (Biology) 
650  0 Evolution|xMolecular aspects. 
650  0 Urban ecology (Sociology) 
650  0 Social sciences|xMethodology. 
650  0 Sustainable development. 
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