On being the right size and other essays (oxford paperbacks) jbs haldane (1892-1964) was one of the great popularizers of science, as well as being. On being the right size is a classic essay about scaling in biology delightful and insightful, by a unique personality.
On being the right size and other essays has 39 ratings and 5 reviews valerie said: i'm not sure if the pdf file has the same contents as the paperback. Haldane commences the article with the statement of obvious – scientists never compare animals based on the size they have the author provides an example from the story about jack the giant killer, making a point that the bigger are the height and weight, the thicker and stronger bones are required in order to support the living mass like that. On being the right size by j b s haldane and a great selection of similar used, new and collectible books available now at abebookscom.
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On being the right size is a 1926 essay by j b s haldane which discusses proportions in the animal world and the essential link between the size of an animal and these systems an animal has for life it was published as one of haldane's collected essays in possible worlds and other essays.
Note: this essay was originally published in 1928 (long before computer networks were invented :-) ) and discussed size in the natural (biological) world and systems.
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