On Growth and Form by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson
The central theme of On Growth and Form is that biologists of its author's day overemphasized evolution as the fundamental determinant of the form and structure of living organisms, and underemphasized the roles of physical laws and mechanics. He advocated structuralism as an alternative to survival of the fittest in governing the form of species.
The 364th greatest nonfiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 34th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)