Science Vogel, Steven The Life of a Leaf

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The Life of a Leaf

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In its essence, science is a way of looking at and thinking about the world. In "The Life of a Leaf", Steven Vogel illuminates this approach, using the humble leaf as a model. Whether plant or person, every organism must contend with its immediate physical environment, a world that both limits what organisms can do and offers innumerable opportunities for evolving fascinating ways of challenging those limits. Here, Vogel explores through the example of the leaf the extraordinary designs that enable life to adapt to its physical world. In Vogel's account, the leaf serves as a biological everyman, an ordinary and ubiquitous living thing that nonetheless speaks volumes about our environment as well as its own. Thus in exploring the leaf's world, Vogel simultaneously explores our own-answering questions about how objects get much hotter than air when in sunlight and far cooler when beneath a clear night sky, how air movement matters even when we can't feel it, how objects such as trees avoid damage from storms, and how gases diffuse and bubbles form. He introduces us to ways leaves acquire the essential resources needed to grow and reproduce, resources not all that different from those needed by animals-humans included. In considering science on our personal scale, Vogel refers complex concepts to everyday observations in our immediate experiences. Though the ideas he presents here hold surprises, he makes the case that they're quite ordinary-so ordinary that, with the instructions provided, anyone can investigate how they work with everyday house-hold materials. Within these pages, he provides incredible food for thought and the tools for a new way of seeing the beauty and simplicity of the science of life.

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Editore: University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London (2012)
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Descrizione libro University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. First Edition.. 320 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. SCIENCE. In its essence, science is a way of looking at and thinking about the world. In The Life of a Leaf, Steven Vogel illuminates this approach, using the humble leaf as a model. Whether plant or person, every organism must contend with its immediate physical environment, a world that both limits what organisms can do and offers innumerable opportunities for evolving fascinating ways of challenging those limits. Here, Vogel explains these interactions, examining through the example of the leaf the extraordinary designs that enable life to adapt to its physical world. In Vogel's account, the leaf serves as a biological everyman, an ordinary and ubiquitous living thing that nonetheless speaks volumes about our environment as well as its own. Thus in exploring the leaf's world, Vogel simultaneously explores our ownÑanswering questions about how objects get much hotter than air when in sunlight and far cooler when beneath a clear night sky; how air movement matters even when we can't feel it; how objects such as trees avoid damage from storms; and how gases diffuse and bubbles form. He introduces us to ways leaves acquire the essential resources for growth and reproduction, resources not all that different from those needed by animalsÑhumans included. In considering science on our personal scale, Vogel refers complex concepts to everyday observations in our immediate experiences. Though the ideas he presents here hold surprises, he makes the case that they're quite ordinaryÑso ordinary that, with the instructions provided, anyone can use everyday household materials to investigate how they work. Within these pages, he provides incredible food for thought and the tools for a new way of seeing the beauty and simplicity of the science of life. (Key Words: Science, Leaf, Photosynthesis, Biology, Plants, Botany). book. Codice libro della libreria 77179X1

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Descrizione libro 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 152mm x 229mm x 28mm. Hardcover. In its essence, science is a way of looking at and thinking about the world. In The Life of a Leaf, Steven Vogel illuminates this approach, using the humble leaf as a model. Whether plant .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 320 pages. 0.907. Codice libro della libreria 9780226859392

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Descrizione libro 2012. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 1. Looks at the physiology of a leaf and offers a look at its limitations and ways it evolves based on interactions with its immediate physical environment. Hardback. Codice libro della libreria MM-48108962

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Descrizione libro 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 152mm x 229mm x 28mm. Hardcover. In its essence, science is a way of looking at and thinking about the world. In The Life of a Leaf, Steven Vogel illuminates this approach, using the humble leaf as a model. W.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 320 pages. 0.907. Codice libro della libreria 9780226859392

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Descrizione libro University Of Chicago Press, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110226859398

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