Constructal Law: A Design Theory of Everything

Over the last 16 years, the mechanical engineer Adrian Bejan, now a professor at Duke University, has been working on a theory for how the world works. It’s a theory of everything: how living creatures are shaped, how lava flows down mountains, how snowflakes form, how people organize our societies. It’s called the constructal law.

His new book Design in Nature: How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organization shows how constructal law applies to power grids, the arteries and veins of our bodies, even the structures of corporations.

 

(via Studio 360)

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