The constructal law shows that lists of great or classic books are hierarchical designs that arise naturally to organize the swelling flow of literature.
- Peder Zane, What is a classic book?, http://www.toptenbooks.net/what-classic-book
- Illustration: Domenico di Michelino, La Divina Commedia di Dante (Dante and the Divine Comedy). 1465 fresco, in the dome of the church of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence (Florence’s cathedral). Dante Alighieri is shown holding a copy of his epic poem The Divine Comedy. He is pointing to a procession of sin. Source: Wikimedia Foundation, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Michelino_DanteAndHisPoem.jpg