Flow: Nature's patterns: a tapestry in three parts
From the swirl of a wisp of smoke to eddies in rivers, and the huge persistent storm system that is the Great Spot on Jupiter, we see similar forms and patterns wherever there is flow - whether the movement of wind, water, sand, or flocks of birds. It is the complex dynamics of flow that structures our atmosphere, land, and oceans. Part of a trilogy of books exploring the science of patterns in nature by acclaimed science writer Philip Ball, this volume explores the elusive rules that govern flow - the science of chaotic behaviour.
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Flow, Shapes, and Branches are the three volumes of Philip Balls tour of mathematics in nature.
As a set, these books may be considered a new edition of his previous "The Self-Made Tapestry". Together these books are - in my opinion - much clerarer and much more readable than the previous work.
The books contain very little mathematics but all have a comprehensive list of references allowing the reader to - at least theoretically - obtain the original references.
The language is clear and readable.