How Big Is Big and How Small Is Small. The Sizes of Everything and Why
autor: Timothy Paul Smith
|Wydawca:||Oxford University Press|
|Oprawa:||Twarda z obwolutą|
|Ilość stron:||256 s.|
How Big Is Big and How Small Is Small. The Sizes of Everything and Why - Timothy Paul Smith - opis książki:
Why do some things happen at certain scales? Why are cells a hundred thousandths of a meter across? Why are stars never smaller than about 100 million meters in diameter? Why are trees limited to about 120 meters in height? Why are planets spherical, but asteroids not? Often the size of an object is determined by something simple but quite unexpected. The size of a cell and a star depend in part on the ratio of surface area to volume. The divide between the size of a spherical planet and an irregular asteroid is the balance point between the gravitational forces and the chemical forces in nature.
Most importantly, with a very few basic principles, it all makes sense. The world really is a most reasonable place.
Książka „How Big Is Big and How Small Is Small. The Sizes of Everything and Why” - oprawa Twarda z obwolutą - Wydawnictwo Oxford University Press.
Książka posiada 256 stron i została wydana w 2013 r.