Nature s Shapes and Patterns

Nature s Shapes and Patterns

Earth's patterns are constantly forming and changing.

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ISBN: 0790106116

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Earth's patterns are constantly forming and changing.
Categories: Pattern perception

Shapes

Shapes

This book will make you look at the world with fresh eyes, seeing order and form in places you'd least expect. Philip Ball is a freelance writer and a consultant editor for Nature.

Author: Philip Ball

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39076002862196

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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Patterns are everywhere in nature--in the ranks of clouds in the sky, the stripes of an angelfish, the arrangement of petals in flowers. Where does this order and regularity come from? As Philip Ball reveals in Nature's Patterns: A Tapestry in Three Parts, this order creates itself. The patterns we see come from self-organization. Indeed, scientists have found that there is a pattern-forming tendency inherent in the basic structure and processes of nature, whether living or non-living, so that from a few simple themes, and the repetition of simple rules, endless beautiful variations can arise. Part of a trilogy of books exploring the science of patterns in nature, Shapes looks at how shapes form. From soap bubbles to honeycombs, delicate shell patterns, and even the developing body parts of a complex animal like ourselves, the author uncovers patterns in growth and form in all corners of the natural world, explains how these patterns are self-made, and describes why similar shapes and structures may be found in very different settings, orchestrated by nothing more than simple physical forces. This book will make you look at the world with fresh eyes, seeing order and form in places you'd least expect. Philip Ball is a freelance writer and a consultant editor for Nature. He is a regular commentator in the scientific and popular media on science and its interactions with art, history and culture. His books include H2O: A Biography of Water, The Devil's Doctor: Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science and Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads To Another, which won the 2005 Aventis Prize for Science Books. He was awarded the 2006 James T. Grady - James H. Stack award by the American Chemical Society for interpreting chemistry for the public. 1. The Shapes of Things: Pattern and Form 2. Lessons of the Beehive: Building with Bubbles 3. Making Waves: Stripes in a Test Tube 4. Written on the Body: Hiding, Warning and Mimicking 5. Rhythms of the Wild: Crystal Communities 6. How Does Your Garden Grow?: The Mathematics of a Daisy 7. Unfolding the Embryo: The Formation of Body Plans Bibliography
Categories: Nature

Shapes and Patterns in Nature

Shapes and Patterns in Nature

Patterns do all sorts of amazing things in nature -- help animals blend in, attract pollinators to plants, spook intruders, and attract mates.

Author: Jana Sedlackova

Publisher: Albatros Media

ISBN: 8000061252

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Patterns in Nature

Patterns in Nature

"Patterns in Nature: Why the Natural World Looks the Way It Does" illuminates the amazing diversity of pattern in the natural world and takes readers on a visual tour of some of the world s most incredible natural wonders.

Author: Philip Ball

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226332420

Category: Art

Page: 289

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While the natural world is often described as organic, it is in fact structured to the very molecule, replete with patterned order that can be decoded with basic mathematical algorithms and principles. In a nautilus shell one can see logarithmic spirals, and the Golden Ratio can be seen in the seed head of the sunflower plant. These patterns and shapes have inspired artists, writers, designers, and musicians for thousands of years. "Patterns in Nature: Why the Natural World Looks the Way It Does" illuminates the amazing diversity of pattern in the natural world and takes readers on a visual tour of some of the world s most incredible natural wonders. Featuring awe-inspiring galleries of nature s most ingenious designs, "Patterns in Nature" is a synergy of art and science that will fascinate artists, nature lovers, and mathematicians alike."
Categories: Art

Recognizing Patterns in Nature

Recognizing Patterns in Nature

Introduces pattern perception, and describes how patterns can be found in such natural objects as rocks, fur, feathers, and pinecones.

Author: Tony Hyland

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781429652421

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 18

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Introduces pattern perception, and describes how patterns can be found in such natural objects as rocks, fur, feathers, and pinecones.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Nature s Shapes and Patterns

Nature s Shapes and Patterns

Earth's patterns are constantly forming and changing.

Author: Mary Atkinson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0790106108

Category: Cycles

Page: 23

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Introduces children to the importance and effect of pattern in the universe and in human life. The diversity, features, and function of patterns are explored, as are patterns of life, the earth, and technology.
Categories: Cycles

Gateway to the Heavens How Geometric Shapes Patterns and Symbols Form Our Reality

Gateway to the Heavens  How Geometric Shapes  Patterns and Symbols Form Our Reality

The force of life Additions Fib Series Sums 0 0 + 1 1 + 1 1 + 2 0 1 2 3 Void Point Duality Triangle 2 + 3 3 + 5 5 + 8 13 8 + 13 21 13 + 21 34 21 + 34 34 + 55 55 89 5 + 5 = 10 5 8 Patterns in Nature The harmony of the Spiral Fibonacci ...

Author: Karen L. French

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 9781780287799

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 220

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Simple geometric shapes and symbols combine to make the universal, powerful and sacred model Karen French calls the Gateway to the Heavens. In this book, French explains the meaning and purpose of these shapes, how they mould our reality and perception of it, and how they have a direct bearing on what you are and why you are here. These shapes and symbols contain messages that have been consistently represented in religion, philosophy, mythology, mysticism, the arts and sciences. Their messages are built into our genetic make-up and we recognise them instinctively. The book is divided up into three parts. Part 1 covers the properties of the basic geometric shapes and numbers. Part 2 describes how these in turn form layers of construction, creating principals that are fundamental to the purpose of the universe. The spiral sustains reality, the cross highlighting the central point of existence and the Heart where we weigh up our choices. Part 3 describes how we can use these principles to create positive change in our lives by helping us to expand our awareness of reality.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Hidden Nature

Hidden Nature

Patterns and shapes Patterns are to do with order; with design and structure. Nothing can come into being without a design or template. The patterns in Nature are governed by laws that oral tradition tells were the gift of the gods ...

Author: Alick Bartholomew

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 9781782500889

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Austrian naturalist Viktor Schauberger (1885-1958) was far ahead of his time. From his unusually detailed observations of the natural world, he pioneered a completely new understanding of how nature works. He also foresaw, and tried to warn against, the global waste and ecological destruction of our age. This book describes and explains Schauberger's insights in contemporary, accessible language. His remarkable discoveries -- which address issues such as sick water, ailing forests, climate change and, above all, renewable energy -- have dramatic implications for how we should work with nature and its resources.
Categories: Science

Shapes

Shapes

Nature's patterns: a tapestry in three parts Philip Ball ... Ben-Jacob, E., Cohen, I., Shochet, O., Aranson, I., Levine, H., and Tsimring, L., 'Complex bacterial patterns', Nature 373 (1995): 566. Boissonade, J., Dulos, E., ...

Author: Philip Ball

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191619854

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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Patterns are everywhere in nature - in the ranks of clouds in the sky, the stripes of an angelfish, the arrangement of petals in flowers. Where does this order and regularity come from? It creates itself. The patterns we see come from self-organization. Whether living or non-living, scientists have found that there is a pattern-forming tendency inherent in the basic structure and processes of nature, so that from a few simple themes, and the repetition of simple rules, endless beautiful variations can arise. Part of a trilogy of books exploring the science of patterns in nature, acclaimed science writer Philip Ball here looks at how shapes form. From soap bubbles to honeycombs, delicate shell patterns, and even the developing body parts of a complex animal like ourselves, he uncovers patterns in growth and form in all corners of the natural world, explains how these patterns are self-made, and why similar shapes and structures may be found in very different settings, orchestrated by nothing more than simple physical forces. This book will make you look at the world with fresh eyes, seeing order and form even in the places you'd least expect.
Categories: Nature