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Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities

Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities

Paperback

Series: Mit Press

Business GeneralBiologyGeneral Sociology

Publisher Price: $19.95

ISBN10: 0262539683
ISBN13: 9780262539685
Publisher: Mit Pr
Published: Dec 8 2020
Pages: 664
Weight: 1.85
Height: 1.50 Width: 5.60 Depth: 8.70
Language: English
A systematic investigation of growth in nature and society, from tiny organisms to the trajectories of empires and civilizations.

Growth has been both an unspoken and an explicit aim of our individual and collective striving. It governs the lives of microorganisms and galaxies; it shapes the capabilities of our extraordinarily large brains and the fortunes of our economies. Growth is manifested in annual increments of continental crust, a rising gross domestic product, a child's growth chart, the spread of cancerous cells. In this magisterial book, Vaclav Smil offers systematic investigation of growth in nature and society, from tiny organisms to the trajectories of empires and civilizations.

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