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The Parsimonius Universe: Shape and Form in the Natural World

Series: Copernicus

By: Stefan Hildebrandt and Anthony Tromba

330 pages, Col & b/w illus, figs

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #53063 | ISBN: 0387979913
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Describes the efforts of scientists and mathematicians since the Renaissance to identify and describe the basic laws underlying the shape of natural forms. The evidence appears to be that nature is parsimonius - efficiency is achieved through the lowest possible energy output. A splendid non-technical introduction to an absorbing subject.


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