On growth and form

It is a book the way things grow, and the shapes they take. Here a great man of science  who was also a poet tells of the shape of horns, of teeth of tusks; of jumping fleas and slipper limpets; of buds and seeds, bees' cells and drops of; rain of the potter's thumb and the spider's web; of cylinders and unduloids; of a film of soap and a bubble of oil; of the splash of a pebble in a pond.  



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Subject(s)Science, Biology, Earth science
Author(s)D'arcy Wentworth Thompson
Age16-19, FE/HE
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Shelf referenceA570 THO
Direct URLhttps://www.stem.org.uk/xfhhq

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