Living at micro scale : the unexpected physics of being small / David B. Dusenbery.

Published
  • Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press c2009
Physical description
xxx, 416 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780674031166 (alk. paper)
  • 0674031164 (alk. paper)
Contents
  • Background -- Microscopy -- Fluids -- Molecules -- Brownian motion -- Ellipsoids -- Information -- Energy -- Physical consequences -- Chemical transport -- Signal detection -- Consequences for locomotion -- Dispersal -- Sedimentation -- Swimming -- Consequences for orientation to stimulus gradients -- Gradient guiding -- Size limit for locomotion -- Optimal shapes -- Consequences for interactions between organisms -- Encounter rates -- Predation -- Pheromone attraction -- Gametes.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
Language
  • English

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