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Published: 15 May 2009

320 Pages | 220 b/w illus., 8pp color plate section

5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches

ISBN: 9780199237968

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Nature's Patterns: A Tapestry in Three Parts

Philip Ball

  • Shapes is part of a trilogy of books exploring the science of how patterns arise in nature, written by award-winning science writer Philip Ball
  • Helps you to look at the world with fresh eyes, seeing order and form in places you'd least expect: from crystals and chemical reactions, to butterfly wings, leopoard skins and even entire ecosystems
  • Brings together a fascinating variety of sciences from the mathematics of symmetry, to natural history, evolution, and modern day engineering and architecture