Size : How It Explains the World

Size : How It Explains the World

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Vaclav Smil

Category: Sciences & Technology

Publication date: 5/4/23

Publisher: Viking

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 304 pages

Weight: 512

Dimensions: 240 x 163 x 32

There is no author whose books I look forward to more' Bill GatesThe New York Times bestselling author returns with a mind-opening exploration of how size defines life on Earth. Explaining the key processes shaping size in nature, society and technology, Smil busts myths around proportions - from bodies to paintings and the so-called golden ratio - tells us what Jonathan Swift got wrong in Gulliver's Travels - the giant Brobdingnagian's legs would buckle under their enormous weight - and dives headfirst into the most contentious issue in ergonomics: the size of aeroplane seats. It is no exaggeration to say this fascinating and wide-ranging tour de force will change the way you look at absolutely everything.