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

Ball, Philip, 1962- author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood 500.201 BAL (Text) 36626103756060 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 500.201 BALL (Text) 33946003108292 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -
Morgan County Public Library - Eminence 500.2011 BAL (Text) 78551000526204 Non-Fiction Available -
Winchester Community Public Library - Winchester 500.201 BAL (Text) 76682000140908 Adult Nonfiction On holds shelf -

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  • ISBN: 9780226332420
  • ISBN: 022633242X
  • Physical Description: 288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 283) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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 -- Spots & stripes : how the zebra paints its coat.
Summary, etc.: "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, "
Subject: Pattern formation (Physical sciences)
Pattern formation (Biology)
Geometry in nature.

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