Size, Function, and Life History
Superb reference, crammed with equations, references and facts, demonstrates the value of allometric correlations as an analytical tool. Provocative search for patterns that can unify the biology of disparate disciplines, trigger new research, and find applications in fields ranging from paleoecology and sociobiology to pharmacology and prosthetics. New Introduction. Appendixes. References. 49 illustrations.
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The Biology of Body Size l
Body Composition and Compartmentalization
Physical and Quantitative Background
Form and Structural Support
Life History and Body Size
The Limits on Evolution of Body Size
Alternatives and Applications
Appendix A Symbols Dimensions and Units
Study Problems Allometricks
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