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[Reading] ➿ Scale Author Geoffrey B. West – Cutabovebarberagency.co.uk The former head of the Sante Fe Institute visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer in the field of complexity science the science of emergent systems and networks The term “complexity” can b[Reading] Scale Author Geoffrey B. West Cutabovebarberagency.co.uk The former head of the Sante Fe Institute visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer in the field of complexity science the science of emergent systems and networks The term “complexity” can b The former head of the Sante Fe Institute visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer in the field of complexity science the science of emergent systems and networks The term “complexity” can be misleading however because what makes West’s discoveries so beautiful is that he has found an underlying simplicity that unites the seemingly complex and diverse phenomena of living systems including our bodies our cities and our businesses Fascinated by issues of aging and mortality West applied the rigor of a physicist to the biological uestion of why we live as long as we do and no longer The result was astonishing and changed science creating a new understanding of energy use and metabolism West found that.

Despite the riotous diversity in the sizes of mammals they are all to a large degree Scaled versions of each other If you know the size of a mammal you can use scaling laws to learn everything from how much food it eats per day what its heart rate is how long it will take to mature its lifespan and so on Further the efficiency of the mammal’s circulatory systems Scales up precisely based on weight if you compare a mouse a human and an elephant on a logarithmic graph you find with every doubling of average weight a species gets % efficient—and lives % longer This speaks to everything from how long we can expect to live to how many hours of sleep we need Fundamentally he has proven the issue has to do with the fractal geometry of the networks that supply energy and remove waste from the organism's body West's work has been game changing for biologists but then he made the even bolder move of exploring his work's applicability to cities Cities too are constellations of networks and laws o.

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scale mobile Scale ePUBDespite the riotous diversity in the sizes of mammals they are all to a large degree Scaled versions of each other If you know the size of a mammal you can use scaling laws to learn everything from how much food it eats per day what its heart rate is how long it will take to mature its lifespan and so on Further the efficiency of the mammal’s circulatory systems Scales up precisely based on weight if you compare a mouse a human and an elephant on a logarithmic graph you find with every doubling of average weight a species gets % efficient—and lives % longer This speaks to everything from how long we can expect to live to how many hours of sleep we need Fundamentally he has proven the issue has to do with the fractal geometry of the networks that supply energy and remove waste from the organism's body West's work has been game changing for biologists but then he made the even bolder move of exploring his work's applicability to cities Cities too are constellations of networks and laws o.

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  • David

    Hardcoverñ Scale MOBI ç scale mobile, Scale ePUBThis is a fantastic book about scaling laws and how to understand them Geoffrey West is a theoretical physicist who has spent a lot of time at the Santa Fe Institute deriving theoretical scaling laws and applying them successfully to biol


  • Charlene

    Hardcoverñ Scale MOBI ç scale mobile, Scale ePUBIf you are only going to read one book on networks systems let it be this Whenever a physicist takes on the uestion of What is Life like Erwin Schrödinger did in 1944 spectacular things come from it Physicist Geoffrey West has carried on the Schrödinger tradition and given the world some serious food for thought This is probably going to be the longest review I have ever written because this is without uestion one of the most important books I have ever read and is an essential read for anyone who wants to better understand


  • Sebastien

    Hardcoverñ Scale MOBI ç scale mobile, Scale ePUBVery well done popular science book Explains concepts of scaling both from cellular individual to large system levels Fascinating analysis on what kind of patterns and general rules we see with scaling in nature but also in human systems cities corporations etc I did this one in audiobook kind of wish I'd done it in physical book format so I could have taken notesdo underlining There are a lot of things mentioned in this bo


  • Clif Hostetler

    Hardcoverñ Scale MOBI ç scale mobile, Scale ePUBGeoffrey West is a physicist who in this book has attempted to provide some modeling tools that will enable understanding and predicting the future directions of highly complex systems involving human behavior He does this by first describing the scaling observations from the study of Allometric growth in the first part of the book and then in the later parts of the book moving on to the fields of city planning economics and business with the assumption that their development and growth is analogous to biological growth In the final section he suggests a path toward a grand unified the


  • Phrodrick

    Hardcoverñ Scale MOBI ç scale mobile, Scale ePUBIn rating Geoffrey West’s Scale The Universal Laws of Growth Innovation Sustainability and the Pace of Life in Organisms Cities Economies and Companies a four star read; I am stating that I liked the book However I have a lot of sympathy with those who are critical In the main I think he is on to something I enjoyed what was for me an introduction to an effort to fit the laws of physics to other sciences esp the biological sciences This may be a very old effort but the fact of it is new to me I have to agree that West can be repetitious Worse than that I get the impression he will provide supporting proof for a few assertions and then uses the trust that engenders to make


  • aPriL does feral sometimes

    Hardcoverñ Scale MOBI ç scale mobile, Scale ePUB'Scale The Universal Laws of Growth Innovation Sustainability and the Pace of Life in Organisms Cities Economies and Companies' surprised me I learn


  • Brian Cloutier

    Hardcoverñ Scale MOBI ç scale mobile, Scale ePUBThis book is frustrating it has some really cool facts and a lot of his philosophy of science which I mostly appreciated I feel like I'd really enjoy some of his papers About 80% of this book is a waste of time though He repeats himself in nearly every chapter He freuently goes on 10 page irrelevant tangents About 100 pages of the chapter on cities talks about sociology; it's framed as historical background which will help you explain his theory By the end you realize it was just him covering up for the the fact that he doesn't have a theory The best he can do is to say something along the lines of our brains are fractal and this causes


  • Dan Graser

    Hardcoverñ Scale MOBI ç scale mobile, Scale ePUBThis is one of those very rare big science books that actually accomplishes the fiendishly difficult double act of maintaining a firm grasp on its explanatory power without going overboard into tedious philosophizing while at the same time actually delivering on the broad sweep and revelatory promise of its telosNoted physicist former director of the Santa Fe Institute and expositor of complexity theory Geoffrey West introduces several concepts of physics biology urban development business creationdeath and resource consumption with a running thread of seemingly disparate connections between these areas in the form of scaling laws Using very helpful and sometimes eerily consistent when applied to a huge array of topics graphs throughout West delivers in very bold fashion on several fundamental concepts behind everything from the fundamental similarities of


  • Jurgen Appelo

    Hardcoverñ Scale MOBI ç scale mobile, Scale ePUBFinally some actual science rather than opinions about the issues of scaling complex systems


  • Katia N

    Hardcoverñ Scale MOBI ç scale mobile, Scale ePUBI am a little impartial to this book as it reminded me my uncle who is a nuclear physicist and our conversations in his kitchen whether economics is a science and other very interesting topics not not directly related to physics This book is written by the physicist who spent the last 20 years of his career investigating something which is not directly related to physics I like how p


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