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Adrian Bejan
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Adrian Bejan has pioneered numerous original methods in thermodynamics, such as entropy generation minimization, scale analysis of convection, heatlines and masslines, and the constructal law of design and evolution in nature. He is ranked among the hundred most cited authors in all engineering by the Institute of Scientific Information. He is the author of more than 550 peer-reviewed journal articles and twenty-four books, including Shape and Structure, from Engineering to Nature; Constructal Theory of Social Dynamics; and Design with Constructal Theory. His treatises Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics and Convection Heat Transfer are now in their third editions and are used as graduate... Read More

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Design in Nature
How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organizations
Written by Adrian Bejan and J. Peder Zane


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $16.00

In this groundbreaking book, Adrian Bejan takes the recurring patterns in nature—trees, tributaries, air passages, neural networks, and lightning bolts—and reveals how a single principle of physics, the constructal law, accounts for the evolution of these and many other designs in our world.

Everything—from biological life to inanimate systems—generates shape and structure... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Design in Nature
How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organization
Written by Adrian Bejan and J. Peder Zane


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $27.95

In this groundbreaking book, Adrian Bejan takes the recurring patterns in nature—trees, tributaries, air passages, neural networks, and lightning bolts—and reveals how a single principle of physics, the Constructal Law, accounts for the evolution of these and all other designs in our world.

Everything—from biological life to inanimate systems—generates shape and structure... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Design in Nature
How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organization
Written by Adrian Bejan and J. Peder Zane


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
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