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Size: How It Explains the World

Release date: 23 June 2023
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There is no author whose books I look forward to more' Bill Gates100 words: The New York Times be... Read More

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There is no author whose books I look forward to more' Bill Gates

100 words: 
The New York Times bestselling author returns with a mind-opening exploration of how size defines life on Earth.

Explaining the key processes shaping size in nature, society and technology, Smil busts myths around proportions - from bodies to paintings and the so-called golden ratio - tells us what Jonathan Swift got wrong in 
Gulliver's Travels - the giant Brobdingnagian's legs would buckle under their enormous weight - and dives headfirst into the most contentious issue in ergonomics: the size of aeroplane seats.

It is no exaggeration to say this fascinating and wide-ranging 
tour de force will change the way you look at absolutely everything.

10 words: Size, an omnipresent scalar, is the measure of all things.

 

Product Details

Title: Size: How It Explains the World
Author: Vaclav Smil
Publisher: Viking
SKU: BK0477297
EAN: 9780241507001
Number Of Pages: 304
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Release date: 23 June 2023

About Author

Vaclav Smil is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba. He is the author of over forty books on topics including energy, environmental and population change, food production and nutrition, technical innovation, risk assessment, and public policy. No other living scientist has had more books (on a wide variety of topics) reviewed in Nature. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, in 2010 he was named by Foreign Policy as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers.

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