By: MJ Reiss
182 pages, 18 tabs, 15 figs
The technique of allometry investigates the effects of size on such variables as food intake, energy requirements, growth rates and age at first reproduction. This book brings together much of what is known about the consequences of size and provides a new and mathematically rigorous framework within which many quantitative predictions are made and tested using published and unpublished data.
'It is both useful and stimulating and merits greater accessibility.' Journal of Biological Education '... a generally very fine book.' Biologist '... Reiss achieves a rare balance in illuminating his subject without unnecessary complication.' Journal of Natural History
Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The scaling of average daily metabolic rate and energy intake; 3. Why do larger species invest relatively less in their offspring?; 4. The intraspecific relationship of parental investment to female body weight; 5. Growth and productivity; 6. Quantitative models of body size; 7. Sexual dimorphism in body size; 8. Are larger species more dimorphic in body size?; 9. Surface area/volume arguments in biology; 10. Prospectus; Concluding discussion; Glossary of mathematical terms; References; Index.
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