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The Self-Made Tapestry Pattern Formation in Nature

By: Philip Ball
287 pages, 24 col plates, b/w photos, illus, figs
The Self-Made Tapestry
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  • The Self-Made Tapestry ISBN: 9780198502432 Paperback Jul 2001 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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  • The Self-Made Tapestry ISBN: 9780198502449 Hardback Dec 1998 Out of Print #80402
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About this book

Beautifully illustrated book which explains how nature's patterns are woven together by self-organization, through simple, local interactions within their component parts. The products of self-organization are universal patterns we all recognise: spirals, spots, stripes, branches, and honeycombs.

Contents

Foreward; Preface; 1. Patterns; 2. Bubbles; 3. Waves; 4. Bodies; 5. Branches; 6. Breakdowns; 7. Fluids; 8. Grains; 9. Communities; 10. Principles; Appendices; Bibliography

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By: Philip Ball
287 pages, 24 col plates, b/w photos, illus, figs
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Philip Ball has produced a superb book about patterns in nature, The Self-Made Tapestry. From the ribbed desert sands to tree-form streaks of lightening, countless examples give rise to fascinating reflections on the astounding order that exists amid chaos. Lavishly illustrated, this is a stunning book. The Sunday Times
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