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The Resource The physics of life : the evolution of everything, Adrian Bejan

The physics of life : the evolution of everything, Adrian Bejan

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The physics of life : the evolution of everything
Title
The physics of life
Title remainder
the evolution of everything
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Bejan
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Physics of Life illuminates the meaning of evolution in its broadest scientific sense and empowers the reader with a new view of the intertwined movement of all life -- evolution is more than biological. The same physical effect is present in all patterns and flows -- from population growth, to air traffic, to government expansion, to the urge for better ideas. Evolution is everywhere, and the same elegant principles of physics apply to all things. Every animal and human wants power. From power comes movement: body movement, internal flow (pumping blood, and air), external flow (locomotion, migration), and safety such as warmth, drinkable water, health and the construction of highways and steel beams that do not break when we walk or drive on them. The growth and spread of civilization is the flow of more power to more individuals, for greater movement. And everyone wants more power. That desire to improve, to organize, to join, to convince others and to affect change is a trait we all share, and the freedom to change is what makes all evolution not only possible but mandatory"--
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1948-
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Bejan, Adrian
Dewey number
576.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Physics
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Physics
Label
The physics of life : the evolution of everything, Adrian Bejan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The life question -- What all the world desires -- Wealth as movement with purpose -- Technology evolution -- Sports evolution -- City evolution -- Growth -- Politics and science spreading -- Knowledge and the arrow of time -- The death question -- Life and evolution as physics
Control code
1553585
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 261 pages
Isbn
9781250078827
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015035874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250078827
  • (OCoLC)927104100
Label
The physics of life : the evolution of everything, Adrian Bejan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The life question -- What all the world desires -- Wealth as movement with purpose -- Technology evolution -- Sports evolution -- City evolution -- Growth -- Politics and science spreading -- Knowledge and the arrow of time -- The death question -- Life and evolution as physics
Control code
1553585
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 261 pages
Isbn
9781250078827
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015035874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250078827
  • (OCoLC)927104100

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