Living at Micro Scale: The Unexpected Physics of Being Small

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Kermit the Frog famously said that it isn't easy being green, and in "Living at Micro Scale" David Dusenbery shows that it isn't easy being small - existing at the size of, say, a rotifer, a tiny multicellular animal just at the boundary between the visible and the microscopic. 'Imagine,' he writes, 'stepping off a curb and waiting a week for your foot to hit the ground.' At that scale, we would be small enough to swim inside the letter O in the word 'rotifer.' What are the physical consequences of life at this scale? How ...

Living at Micro Scale: The Unexpected Physics of Being Small 2011, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass

ISBN-13: 9780674060210

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Living at Micro Scale: The Unexpected Physics of Being Small 2009, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674031166

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