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The Resource Patterns in nature : why the natural world looks the way it does, Philip Ball

Patterns in nature : why the natural world looks the way it does, Philip Ball

Label
Patterns in nature : why the natural world looks the way it does
Title
Patterns in nature
Title remainder
why the natural world looks the way it does
Statement of responsibility
Philip Ball
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ball, Philip
Dewey number
500.201/185
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q172.5.C45
LC item number
B357 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pattern formation (Physical sciences)
  • Pattern formation (Biology)
  • Geometry in nature
  • Nature
  • Geometry in nature
  • Nature
  • Pattern formation (Biology)
  • Pattern formation (Physical sciences)
Label
Patterns in nature : why the natural world looks the way it does, Philip Ball
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Spots & stripes : how the zebra paints its coat
  • Symmetry : why your left is like your right (and why it's different)
  • Fractals : why mountains look like molehills
  • Spirals : the math in snails and sunflowers
  • Flow & chaos : finding the hidden order
  • Waves & dunes : how to make a chemical clock
  • Bubbles & foam: why bees know best and why froth inspires architects
  • Arrays & tilings : why crystals aren't five-sided -- and how to make impossible ones that are
  • Cracks : how things fall apart and how a giant made his staircase
Control code
ocn920944547
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780226332420
Lccn
2015034568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)920944547
  • (Sirsi) a1925387
Label
Patterns in nature : why the natural world looks the way it does, Philip Ball
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Spots & stripes : how the zebra paints its coat
  • Symmetry : why your left is like your right (and why it's different)
  • Fractals : why mountains look like molehills
  • Spirals : the math in snails and sunflowers
  • Flow & chaos : finding the hidden order
  • Waves & dunes : how to make a chemical clock
  • Bubbles & foam: why bees know best and why froth inspires architects
  • Arrays & tilings : why crystals aren't five-sided -- and how to make impossible ones that are
  • Cracks : how things fall apart and how a giant made his staircase
Control code
ocn920944547
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780226332420
Lccn
2015034568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)920944547
  • (Sirsi) a1925387

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