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The self-made tapestry : pattern formation in nature

Author: Philip Ball
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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Why do similar patterns appear in nature in settings that seem to bear no relation to one another? Nature commonly weaves its tapestry by self-organization, employing no master plan or blueprint but  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ball, Philip, 1962-
Self-made tapestry.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)605221627
Online version:
Ball, Philip, 1962-
Self-made tapestry.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)608395147
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Ball
ISBN: 0198502435 9780198502432
OCLC Number: 46601088
Notes: Originally published: 1999.
Description: vi, 287 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreward ; Preface ; 1. Patterns ; 2. Bubbles ; 3. Waves ; 4. Bodies ; 5. Branches ; 6. Breakdowns ; 7. Fluids ; 8. Grains ; 9. Communities ; 10. Principles ; Appendices ; Bibliography
Responsibility: Philip Ball.

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"Philip Ball has produced a superb book about patterns in nature, The Self-Made Tapestry. From the ribbed desert sands to tree-form streaks of lightening, countless examples give rise to fascinating Read more...

 
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