The Physics of Life: The Evolution of Everything

The Physics of Life The Evolution of Everything The Evolution of Everything explores the roots of the big question by examining the deepest urges and properties of living things both animate and inanimate how to live longer with food warmth pow

  • Title: The Physics of Life: The Evolution of Everything
  • Author: Adrian Bejan
  • ISBN: 9781250078827
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Evolution of Everything explores the roots of the big question by examining the deepest urges and properties of living things, both animate and inanimate how to live longer, with food, warmth, power, movement and free access to other people and surroundings Bejan explores controversial and relevant issues such as sustainability, water and food supply, fuel, and econoThe Evolution of Everything explores the roots of the big question by examining the deepest urges and properties of living things, both animate and inanimate how to live longer, with food, warmth, power, movement and free access to other people and surroundings Bejan explores controversial and relevant issues such as sustainability, water and food supply, fuel, and economy, to critique the state in which the world understands positions of power and freedom Breaking down concepts such as desire and power, sports health and culture, the state of economy, water and energy, politics and distribution, Bejan uses the language of physics to explain how each system works in order to clarify the meaning of evolution in its broadest scientific sense, moving the reader towards a better understand of the world s systems and the natural evolution of cultural and political development What Life Is argues that the evolution phenomenon is much broader and older than the evolutionary designs that constitute the biosphere, empowering readers with a new view of the globe, revealing that the urge to have better ideas has the same physical effect as the urge to have better laws and better government This is evolution explained loudly but also elegantly, forging a path that flows sustainability.

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    1. Today is not the day that I finished this book. It is the day that they library took it back. I heard quite a bit of hype about this book. But it was a bitter disappointment. While the author has some interesting ideas (even though with a biology background I don't quite agree with them), which is why it got 2 stars instead of 1, the writing is dry and difficult to read. Really difficult to read. My movement and flow through the pages of this book is too slow and boring to continue further.

    2. As a rule, I try to read the first three chapters of a book before tossing it in the fireplace. But this book became fuel soon after Chapter 1.This book was hard to read. My guess is, English is the author's second or third language, because it shows. There are many sentences that begin in a very general way, followed by an uninspiring list of particulars, e.g. "Physics is all around us: in the air we breathe, the ocean waves crashing against the sand, etc. etc." The tone is one of poetic pseudo [...]

    3. Life is movement, and movement is flow.This book represents the science behind every animate and inanimate's evolution. Everything should move in a way to help the best flow; volume, speed and efficiency. Professor Bejan's long research and experience in thermodynamics and heat transfer that govern the basic principles of physics and engineering has also evolved into different ways and efficient methods to spread his knowledge to touch as many human beings as possible. This is more than engineer [...]

    4. I found Bejan's work intriguing to a point where I used it to empirically demonstrate Thomas Jefferson’s claim about innate rights (the science of rights).I found the predictive nature of the constructal law is a function of flow type. For example, the laws of aerodynamics maintain a set of predictive airflow equations for controlled flight. Electron flow has a field of equations, one being Ohms law, which deals with current flow. The flow of wealth unites economics with physics in hierarchica [...]

    5. Among other things, the author describes the Constructal Law and its applications to biology, technology, various social systems, politics, sports, etc. Somewhat poorly written in places

    6. Should probably rate 4-stars or even 5-stars for scope and for (perhaps) originality (except I truly don't know whether Dr Bejan's idea is original with him or not); but rates 2-stars or even 1-star for readability. Very, very dry. I have a math and science background, but wasn't quite up - at my advanced age - to tackling what was essentially (almost) a text book. So I'll give a compromise rating of 3- stars. If he had put questions after each chapter, it would indeed be a text book (some chapt [...]

    7. Briefly attempted. Writing is gobbledegook. Here's Charles Panati, physicist (Villanova and Columbia Universities), former science editor for Newsweek:"An incomprehensible book. Not because of the science; because of the prose. Single sentences are sometimes nothing but strings of nonsensical words. Successive sentences don't track. Paragraphs are a muddle of ideas. The book is the worst I've ever attempted to read. .I've never encountered a published book where the text makes less sense."amazon [...]

    8. Not at all what I hoped for. It seemed like it might be a science book with a spiritual bent, but, no. Writing was hard to follow and, while some sections peaked my interest, I've given up. At least I tried something new.

    9. This book delivers fantastic ideas from a physicist's perspective. It can get a bit technical (dry) so skimming in some areas was helpful. All in all, a good read for someone who is interested in further contemplation of well, everything

    10. My buddy Gary rates this 5 stars, and I think my friend Ken will as well. For me, while some parts were very interesting, and I love the overall concept of the book, some parts bored me. I also didn't understand all the math behind some of the physics.

    11. I am not going to lie, much of this book went over my head but what I could gather from the book I felt had a new perspective that did make me think of how things work in the world around me. In particular I took note of his ideas of hierarchy and what it means to pay everyone the same wage (this was only briefly discussed but his point made sense) and the idea of logical arguments. The rest on how cities lay themselves out and the flow of power were all fascinating ideas.

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