Last edited by Aragal
Monday, July 27, 2020 | History

14 edition of The self-made tapestry found in the catalog.

The self-made tapestry

pattern formation in nature

by Philip Ball

  • 287 Want to read
  • 23 Currently reading

Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford [England], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pattern formation (Biology),
  • Symmetry

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 276-281) and index.

    StatementPhilip Ball.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH491 .B35 1999
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 287 p. :
    Number of Pages287
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL356786M
    ISBN 100198502443
    LC Control Number98016650

      The Self-Made Tapestry - Philip Ball I'm currently in Melbourne, working with the CEMA group at Monash Uni. Among other things, we've been talking about artificial ecosystems, growth, morphogenesis and self-organisation - and I've been working on a generative art piece that has had me casting around for models and mechanisms. Tapestry, as melodramatic as it is, is the only book from her that has gotten a rating of more than 2 stars from me. All others I have read from here were extremely boring. The book has 2 parts: the first part is about how the innocent Laura approached the injured recluse Alex/5.

    Books shelved as biomimicry: Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus, Biomimicry in Architecture by Michael Pawlyn, The Shark's Pai.   An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Software. An illustration of two photographs. The self-made tapestry Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This :

    "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. High quality Self Love inspired Tapestries by independent artists and designers from around the world. Three sizes. Many uses. Hang ‘em on walls, drape them on beds, divide a room, hide your secret stuff. Tapestries let you cover your world in large-scale independent art without breaking the bank. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours.


Share this book
You might also like
The battle of Leyte Gulf

The battle of Leyte Gulf

Conflict of laws in the European Community

Conflict of laws in the European Community

Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of her Divine Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ

Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of her Divine Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ

Evaluation of the prisoner re-entry initiative interim report

Evaluation of the prisoner re-entry initiative interim report

Peace for our time

Peace for our time

World politics

World politics

Youth as catalysts and change makers

Youth as catalysts and change makers

Recycling of Activated/Contaminated Reinforcement Metal in Concrete (Nuclear Science and Technology, Report Eur 15045 En)

Recycling of Activated/Contaminated Reinforcement Metal in Concrete (Nuclear Science and Technology, Report Eur 15045 En)

Fodors Thailand

Fodors Thailand

The child and God

The child and God

Letters addressed to the philosophers and politicians of France on the subject of religion

Letters addressed to the philosophers and politicians of France on the subject of religion

The self-made tapestry by Philip Ball Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Self-Made Tapestry is a wonderful read both for the expert and simply curious. Explains so much about the construction of our world it should be taught in high school. Read more. 2 people found this helpful.

Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Wout Z. out of 5 stars Five by:   The Self-Made Tapestry is a challenging look at the biggest issues in science, and well worth a thorough read. --Rob Lightner--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. About the Author. Philip Ball, an editor at Nature sincehas written many /5(18).

The Self Made Tapestry book. Read 12 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. For centuries, scientists have struggled to understand the o /5. The Self-Made Tapestry is a wonderful read both for the expert and simply curious. Explains so much about the construction of our world it should be taught in high school.

2 people found this helpful/5. For centuries, scientists have struggled to understand the origins of the patterns and forms found in nature. Now, in this lucid and accessibly written book, Philip Ball applies state-of-the-art scientific understanding from the fields of biology, chemistry, geology, physics, and mathematics to these ancient mysteries, revealing how nature's seemingly complex patterns originate in simple 5/5(1).

The Self-Made Tapestry Pattern Formation in Nature Philip Ball Share: Also of Interest. The Music Instinct. Philip Ball. Human Evolution.

Robin Dunbar. Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction. Second Edition. Charles M. Wynn, Arthur W. Wiggins, and Sidney Harris. The Self-Made Tapestry: Pattern Formation in Nature Philip Ball For centuries, scientists have struggled to understand the origins of the patterns and forms found in naturefrom the leopards spots to the graceful spirals of a mollusk shell to the complex designs on a butterflys wing.

This book explains why there is more than coincidence in this conjunction of forms and structures. Nature commonly weaves its tapestry by self-organization, employing no master plan or blueprint but instead simple, local interactions between its component parts - whether they be grains of sand, diffusing molecules or living cells.

A fascination with nature,s patterns is as old as civilization. With this spellbinding book, Ball dispels age-old conundrums while increasing the readers wonder and appreciation for the beauty of the natural world.

The Self-Made Tapestry will enlighten anyone who has ever marveled at the shape of a seashell or the brilliance of a spider's web/5(12). University of Virginia, McCormick Road, Charlottesville, VirginiaUSA).

As far as practicable, books will be reviewed in a country different from that of publication. Acta Cryst. B55, The self-made tapestry: Pattern formation in Philip Ball.

New York: Oxford University Press, Pp. vi + Price $ ISBN 0. 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. The Self-Made Tapestry will enlighten someone who has ever marveled on the form of a seashell or the brilliance of a spider's web.

Read e-book online Netter’s Concise Orthopaedic Anatomy PDF. Netter’s Concise Orthopaedic Anatomy is a best-selling, moveable, full-color source first-class to have to be had in the course of your /5(46).

"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)Reviews: books can be read independently. However, in spite of the excellent writing, profuse and illustrative diagrams and photographs, and intelligent selection of timely topics, these books do not compare with the tour de force presented by Philip Ball in his latest book, The Self-Made Tapestry: Pattern Formation in Nature.

This book, an. The Self-Made Tapestry: Pattern Formation in Nature Philip Ball, Author Oxford University Press, USA $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. The forks of lightning mirror the branches of a river or a tree. l This book explains why these are no coincidences.

Nature commonly weaves its tapestry by self-organization, employing no master plan or blueprint but by simple, localinteractions between its component parts - be they grains of sand, diffusing molecules or living cells - give /5(4). The Sunday Times "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 Self-Made Tapestry Pattern Formation in Nature by Philip Ball Oxford UP, Ball's book is the first to really try to get across that understanding.

Since it is also well-written, accurate, and well-illustrated, it is going to be extremely hard to improve upon, and deserves a wide audience for many years to come.

The Self-Made Tapestry: Pattern Formation in Nature Hardcover January 7, on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Self-Made Tapestry: Pattern Formation in Nature Hardcover January 7, Manufacturer: oxford university press. The Self-Made Tapestry: Pattern Formation in Nature.

£, $ In formation: “self-made” patterns induced in a bacterial colony by chemotaxis. Later in the book. Buy The Self-Made Tapestry: Pattern Formation in Nature New Ed by Ball, Philip (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: The Self Made Tapestry: Pattern Formation in Nature by Philip Ball avg rating — ratings — published — 5 editions.The Self-Made Tapestry: Pattern Formation in Nature. by: Philip Ball. This book has plenty of pictures and only few equations. Stevens' book is a bit dated from a computer standpoint, but the.