Though at first glance our natural world appears overwhelming in diversity & complexity, there are regularities in the hexagons of a honeycomb, the spirals of a seashell, the branching veins of a leaf. There’s an order at the foundation of our seemingly chaotic natural world. Patterns in Nature explores not only the maths & science but beauty & artistry behind nature’s awe-inspiring designs.
Natural patterns are formed spontaneously by forces in our physical world. Often, recur in places that’ve nothing in common like markings of a zebra mimic ripples in wind-blown sand. Use the same mathematical & physical principles. A surprising underlying unity in our natural world. Colour photos, incredible insights by science writer Philip Ball. There’s an organisation at work in our ancient forests, powerful rivers, massing clouds, charming coastlines. By exploring similarities between a snail shell & the swirling stars of a galaxy, the branches of a tree & those of a river network, this spectacular visual tour conveys the wonders, mysteries of natural pattern formations.