The Resource Scale : the universal laws of growth, innovation, sustainability, and the pace of life in organisms, cities, economies, and companies, Geoffrey West, (electronic resource)

Scale : the universal laws of growth, innovation, sustainability, and the pace of life in organisms, cities, economies, and companies, Geoffrey West, (electronic resource)

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Scale : the universal laws of growth, innovation, sustainability, and the pace of life in organisms, cities, economies, and companies
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Scale
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the universal laws of growth, innovation, sustainability, and the pace of life in organisms, cities, economies, and companies
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Geoffrey West
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eng
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"From one of the most influential scientists of our time, a dazzling exploration of the hidden laws that govern the life cycle of everything from plants and animals to the cities we live in. The former head of the Sante Fe Institute, visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer in the field of complexity science, the science of emergent systems and networks. The term "complexity" can be misleading, however, because what makes West's discoveries so beautiful is that he has found an underlying simplicity that unites the seemingly complex and diverse phenomena of living systems, including our bodies, our cities and our businesses. Fascinated by issues of aging and mortality, West applied the rigor of a physicist to the biological question of why we live as long as we do and no longer. The result was astonishing, and changed science, creating a new understanding of energy use and metabolism: West found that despite the riotous diversity in the sizes of mammals, they are all, to a large degree, scaled versions of each other. If you know the size of a mammal, you can use scaling laws to learn everything from how much food it eats per day, what its heart-rate is, how long it will take to mature, its lifespan, and so on. Furthermore, the efficiency of the mammal's circulatory systems scales up precisely based on weight: if you compare a mouse, a human and an elephant on a logarithmic graph, you find with every doubling of average weight, a species gets 25% more efficient--and lives 25% longer. This speaks to everything from how long we can expect to live to how many hours of sleep we need. Fundamentally, he has proven, the issue has to do with the fractal geometry of the networks that supply energy and remove waste from the organism's body"--
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West, Geoffrey B
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303.44
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H61.27
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.W47 2017ab
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Read by Bruce Mann
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1971-
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Mann, Bruce
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  • Scaling (Social sciences)
  • Science
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • Social sciences
  • Sustainable development
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Scale : the universal laws of growth, innovation, sustainability, and the pace of life in organisms, cities, economies, and companies, Geoffrey West, (electronic resource)
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Contents
The big picture -- The measure of all things: an introduction to scaling -- The simplicity, unity, and complexity of life -- The fourth dimension of life: growth, aging, and death -- From the Anthropocene to the Urbanocene: a planet dominated by cities -- Prelude to a science of cities -- Toward a science of cities -- Consequences and predictions: from mobility and the pace of life to social connectivity, diversity, metabolism, and growth -- Toward a science of companies -- The vision of a grand unified theory of sustainability
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9781524734978
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9541C0B6-63D7-4E27-8C46-44E368662AAB
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Scale : the universal laws of growth, innovation, sustainability, and the pace of life in organisms, cities, economies, and companies, Geoffrey West, (electronic resource)
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Electronic audio file
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digital storage
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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Contents
The big picture -- The measure of all things: an introduction to scaling -- The simplicity, unity, and complexity of life -- The fourth dimension of life: growth, aging, and death -- From the Anthropocene to the Urbanocene: a planet dominated by cities -- Prelude to a science of cities -- Toward a science of cities -- Consequences and predictions: from mobility and the pace of life to social connectivity, diversity, metabolism, and growth -- Toward a science of companies -- The vision of a grand unified theory of sustainability
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ocn985007579
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1 online resource (1 audio file)
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online
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not applicable
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9781524734978
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital
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sound
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digital recording
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  • remote
  • other
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unknown
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9541C0B6-63D7-4E27-8C46-44E368662AAB
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