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 543rd greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 34th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)

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On Growth and Form Paperback 1001265 $54.26 $2.96 1992
On Growth and Form: The Complete Revised Edition Paperback 249757 $31.98 $22.51 1992
On growth and form Hardcover 9803483 $150.00
On Growth and Form Paperback 4953537 $5.50
On Growth and Form--Abridged Edition Hardcover 3846491 $34.95
On Growth and Form by Thompson, D'Arcy Wentworth (July 31, 1992) Paperback Paperback 1846794 $169.25 $45.68
On Growth and Form (Classic Reprint) Hardcover 1121222 $40.69 $72.38 2018
On Growth and Form: The Complete Revised Edition   [ON GROWTH & FORM REV/E] [Paperback] Unknown Binding 3167167 $66.92 $17.52 1992
On Growth and Form (Canto) Kindle Edition 359374 $10.22 1992
On Growth and Form Abridged Edition Hardcover 431260 $160.82 $7.86 1961
On Growth and Form (Canto Classics) Kindle Edition 669778 2014
On growth and form Hardcover 5583600 $45.00
On Growth and Form Abridged Edition Paperback 3381971 $19.79 $2.80 1961
On Growth and Form Hardcover 8868590 $55.99 2013
On Growth and Form Hardcover 751807 $35.95 $43.69 2016
On Growth and Form Paperback 1117521 $12.08 2011
On Growth and Form (Classic Reprint) Paperback 6326247 $23.57 2017