An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15961 entries, 13944 authors and 1935 subjects. Updated: March 22, 2024

NIKLAS, Karl Joseph

2 entries
  • 9186

Plant biomechanics: An engineering approach to plant form and function.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1992.

The first comprehensive treatment of plant biomechanics. "Niklas analyzes plant form and provides a far deeper understanding of how form is a response to basic physical laws. He examines the ways in which these laws constrain the organic expression of form, size, and growth in a variety of plant structures, and in plants as whole organisms, and he draws on the fossil record as well as on studies of extant species to present a genuinely evolutionary view of the response of plants to abiotic as well as biotic constraints" (Publisher).

Subjects: BOTANY, Biomechanics
  • 9187

Plant allometry: The scaling of form and process.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1994.

The first book to apply allometry— one definition of which is the study of the growth rate of an organism's parts in relation to the whole — to studies of the evolution, morphology, physiology, and reproduction of plants.