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Life of a Leaf

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ISBN-10: 022610477X

ISBN-13: 9780226104775

Edition: 2013

Authors: Steven Vogel

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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 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…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/16/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

Preface
Starting the Story
Seeking Illumination
Diffusing Gases
Flowing Gases
Leaking Water
Raising Water
Interfacing with Air
Keeping Cool
Cleaning Surfaces
Staying Unfrozen
Staying Stiff and High
Surviving a Storm
Making and Maintaining
Winding It Up
List of Symbols, Abbreviations, and Conversions
Notes
References and Index of Citations
General Index