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⇌ Types of text Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Lifein Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies ⇣ Book By Geoffrey West ∡ ⇌ Types of text Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Lifein Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies ⇣ Book By Geoffrey West ∡ An enchanting intellectual odysseyalso a satisfying personal and professional memoir of a distinguished scientist whose lifes work came to be preoccupied with finding ways to break down traditional boundaries between disciplines to solve the long term global challenges of sustainability Mr West manages to deliver a lot of theory and history accessibly and entertainingly Provocative and fascinating The New York TimesScale, a grand synthesis of topics Geoffrey West has studied for several decades, makes an important and eloquent case for the significance of universal laws of size and growth in an ecology of the natural and human world and in understanding whether the two can fit together NatureWests insightful analysis and astute observations patiently build an intellectual framework that is ultimately highly rewarding, offering a new perspective on the many scales with which nature and society challenge usA fascinating journey Science MagazineThis is the sort of big ideas book that comes along only every few years, the kind that changes the conversation in boardroom, common room and dining room.A book full of thrilling ideas The Sunday Times London From a dean of complexity theory comes a sharp consideration of the pace and pattern of life in a universe of complex adaptive systems West s book is a succession of charts, graphs, and aha moments, all deeply learned but lightly worn By the end of the book, readers will understand such oddments as why it is that the hearts of all animals, from mouse to elephant, beat roughly the same number of times across a lifespan and why the pace of life increases so markedly as the population grows which explains why people walk faster, it turns out, in big cities than out in the countryside Illuminating and entertainingheady science written for a lay readership, bringing scaling theory and kindred ideas to a large audience Kirkus ReviewsI can think of no exciting thinker in the world today than Geoffrey West By bringing a physicist s razor sharp mind to wonderfully surprising questions Why Arent There Mammals the Size of Tiny Ants or Are Cities and Companies Just Very Large Organisms West forces us to see everything anew, from our own bodies to the mega cities our species increasingly chooses to inhabit Scale is a firework displayof popular science.Niall Ferguson, senior fellow, the Hoover InstitutionThis spectacular book on how logarithmic scaling governs everything is packed with newsfrom the self similar dynamics of cells and ecosystems to exactly why companies always die and cities dont I dog eared and marked up damn near every page Stewart Brand, creator of the Whole Earth Catalog Geoffrey West s Scaleis filled with brilliant insights He illuminates the laws of nature underlying everything from tiny organisms and humans to cities and companies, and provides a quantitative framework for decoding the deep complexity of our interconnected world If you want to know why companies fail, how cities persist and what is needed to sustain our civilization in this era of rapid innovation, read this amazing book Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce When Geoffrey West, a brilliant theoretical physicist, turned his lens to the study of life spans, biological systems or cities he stumbled onto a game changing universal insight about growth and sustainability Scaleis dazzling and provocative and West proves himself to be a compelling and entertaining writerthis is a book we will be talking about for a long time Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone If there were a Nobel Prize for transdisciplinary science Geoffrey West would have won it for the work covered in Scale.This is a book of great originality and deep importance, containing startling insights about topics as seemingly unrelated as aging and death, sleep, metabolism, cities, energy use, creativity, corporations, and even the sustainability of our existence If you are curious about how the world really works, you must read this book Bill Miller, Chairman, Emeritus, Sante Fe Institute Geoffrey Wests Scaleis a revelation Based on his path breaking theory and research on super linear scaling, it provides powerful new insights into the basic scientific laws that power our modern society and economy, its startup companies, large corporations and cities The book is a must read for CEOs, technologists, mayors, urban leaders and anyone who wants to understand the simple laws that shape the complex, self organizing world in which we live Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class This is an important and original book, of immense scope Geoffrey West is a polymath, whose insights range over physics, biology and the social sciences He shows that the sizes, shapes and lifetimes of living things despite their amazing diversity display surprising correlations and patterns, and that these follow from basic physical principles He then discovers, surprisingly, the emergence of similar scaling laws in human societies in our cities, companies and social networks These findings are presented in clear non technical prose, enlivened by anecdotes which convey how these concepts arose, and thoughtful assessment of why they re important for those planning our future This fascinating book deserves very wide readership.Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and author of Just Six Numbers Each human should learn to read and write, to count, and for those who know how to count, scalability Scaling is the most important yet most hidden and rarely discussed attributewithout understanding it one cannot possibly understand the world This book will expand your thinking from three dimensions to four Get two copies, just in case you lose one.Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the IncertoAn absolutely riveting read Like the best detective story, West lays out the amazing challenge of understanding why animals, cities and companies all scale so uniformly and then skillfully lets us into the secrets that his detective work has uncovered This book captures the spirit of science in the 21st century, revealing the deep connections not just across physics and biology but society and life The book is a perfect balance between the big scientific story and Wests own personal narrative We accompany the author on his quest to face up to his own mortality while at the same time being exposed to the theoretical discoveries that West has pioneered in his groundbreaking work.Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University and author of The Great Unknown Its rare in the history of science that someone has a big, bold, beautiful, stunningly simple new idea that also turns out to be right Geoffrey West had one And Scale is its story Steven Strogatz, Professor of Mathematics at Cornell University and author of The Joy of XGeoffrey West is a theoretical physicist whose primary interests have been in fundamental questions in physics and biology West is a Senior Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory and a distinguished professor at the Sante Fe Institute, where he served as the president from 2005 2009 From the Hardcover edition. The Scale of Universe shows everything from the smallest to largest things in our universe Check out right now Amazing see The HTwins Zoom edge quantum foam spacetime and learn about between HTwins Universe scale along way Press left or drag scroll bar zoom down toggle quality Scale Cosmology astronomy Science Things can be unimaginably large small In this topic, we ll try imagine unimaginable Learn for free math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, Newgrounds Jan , size Pillars Creation marvel at minuscule a neutrino ARROW KEYS You use arrow keys if is too sensitive Powers Ten Powers takes us on an adventure magnitudes Starting picnic by lakeside Chicago, famous film transports outer edges Every ten seconds view starting point times farther until own galaxy visible only s speck This Interactive Show Just How Small Number Sleuth has created interactive graphic, that lets you explore cosmos as never before, sliding all tiny nucleus hydrogen atom observable How Big Is YouTube Sep Carl Sagan told there are stars than grains sand Earth beaches At same time, HO molecules just drops water Displayed foot long walkway hugs glass curtain wall second level Rose Center Space, Scales vividly illustrates vast range sizes universe, subatomic particles objects human exhibit features realistically rendered planets, including Feb This feature not available Please again laterGeoffrey West Santa Fe Institute Geoffrey theoretical physicist whose primary interests have been fundamental questions especially those concerning elementary particles, their interactions cosmological implications Wikipedia Brian born December British physicist, former president distinguished professor Institute He one leading scientists working scientific model cities Among other his work states with doubling city size, salaries per capita will generally surprising math Watch videoPhysicist found simple, mathematical laws govern properties wealth, crime rate, walking speed many aspects deduced single number population mind bending talk TEDGlobal he how it works similar hold organisms Universal Laws Growth When West, brilliant turned lens study life spans, biological systems stumbled onto game changing universal insight growth sustainability Similar authors follow Architectural Salvage A Guide Selecting, Buying Using Reclaimed Building Materials WHY CITIES KEEP GROWING, CORPORATIONS AND I spent most my career doing high energy Quarks, dark matter, string theory so Between fifteen years ago started get interested question whether take some powerful techniques, ideas, paradigms developed physics over into social sciences Twitter corporations Jul Physicist profiles LinkedIn View professionals named LinkedIn There who exchange information, opportunities A Turns City Into Equation New Dec doesn t eat lunch His doctor says mild allergy food meals make him sleepy nauseated when staring scribbled equations Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Lifein Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies

 

    • Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Lifein Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies
    • 4.2
    • 406
    • Hardcover
    • 490 pages
    • B01KGZVYDK
    • Geoffrey West
    • English
    • 16 July 2016

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