The Life of a Leaf

Vogel, Steven

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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 ways of challenging those limits. This title explains these interactions, examining through the example of the leaf the extraordinary designs. Num Pages: 320 pages, 47 colour plates, 18 halftones, 10 line drawings. BIC Classification: PST. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 231 x 154 x 20. Weight in Grams: 742. . 2013. Reprint. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: 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 own.
A companion website with demonstrations and teaching tools can be found here: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/sites/vogel/index.html

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Steven Vogel is a James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of biology at Duke University. His most recent books include Cats’ Paws and Catapults and Glimpses of Creatures in Their Physical Worlds.

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