Scale, read this 3x

“From one of the most influential scientists of our time, a dazzling exploration of the hidden laws that govern the life cycle of everything from plants and animals to the cities we live in.

“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.”

Scale: The Universal Laws of Life, Growth, and Death in Organisms, Cities, and Companies

Comprehensive investigation, highly recommended.

Pair with Jane Jacobs's The Death and Life of Great American Cities: 50th Anniversary Edition

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