On Growth and Form

J. P. Mcm
1917 Science  
s own words the purpose of his book is to show "that throughout the whole range of organic morphology there are innumerable phenomena of form which are not peculiar to living things, but which are more or less simple manifestations of ordinary physical laws." This thesis Professor Thompson elaborates in a most interesting manner, developing with the aid of our fuller knowledge of physical forces and of the conditions under which they act, the mode of study initiated by Borelli many years ago,
more » ... i many years ago, and applied, more recently, with striking and suggestive results, to several forms of organic activity by Rhumbler, ILeduc, Przibram, Macallum and others. These results and
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