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Trees: The Mechanical Design

By: Claus Mattheck (Author)

121 pages, 107 illus

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Dec 1991 | #88386 | ISBN: 3540542760
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Trees optimize their mechanical design by adaptive growth, and react by self- repair to loads disturbing their optimum mechanical state. In the light of these growth reactions, the fate of a tree can be known from its outer shape and from its tree rings. This book teaches us to understand the body language of trees.


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