The How and Why of Growing Author:Lorus Milne, Margery Milne Why do things grow? Why do they grow as they do? What keeps things from growing on forever? And how do things get old and eventually die? These are all logical questions when one looks at life. — The answers for any one living entity are not easy to discover. Environment, heredity, and accident all play a part. Yet one can understand how food is ... more »used by all living things to achieve growth, how DNA--with its chromosomes and genes--controls the pattern of what happens, how cells multiply and repair themselves, and how when repair slows down old age creeps in. When one grasps these things, one knows a great deal about growth.
The Milnes explain how growth takes place by using many examples: people, animals, plants, bacteria. The result is a book that makes the phenomena of birth, growth, life, and death into an understandable cycle.« less