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Patterns in Nature : Why the Natural World Looks the Way It Does.

Author: Philip Ball
Publisher: Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 2016. ©2016.
Edition/Format:   Computer file : Online system or service : English
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"Though at first glance the natural world may appear overwhelming in its diversity and complexity, there are regularities running through it, from the hexagons of a honeycomb to the spirals of a seashell and the branching veins of a leaf. Revealing the order at the foundation of the seemingly chaotic natural world, Patterns in Nature explores not only the math and science but also the beauty and artistry behind  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Ball, Philip
Patterns in Nature : Why the Natural World Looks the Way It Does
Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press,c2016
Material Type: Online system or service, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Ball
ISBN: 9780226332567 022633256X
OCLC Number: 1097099005
Description: electronic text (289 pages)
Contents: Chapter 1. Symmetry --
Chapter 2. Fractals --
Chapter 3. Spirals --
Chapter 4. Flow and Chaos --
Chapter 5. Waves and Dunes --
Chapter 6. Bubbles and Foam --
Chapter 7. Arrays and Tiling --
Chapter 8. Cracks --
Chapter 9. Spots and Stripes.

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"Though at first glance the natural world may appear overwhelming in its diversity and complexity, there are regularities running through it, from the hexagons of a honeycomb to the spirals of a seashell and the branching veins of a leaf. Revealing the order at the foundation of the seemingly chaotic natural world, Patterns in Nature explores not only the math and science but also the beauty and artistry behind nature's awe-inspiring designs, "--Amazon.com.

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