The Algorithmic Beauty Of Sea Shells

Author: Hans Meinhardt
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662131358
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The Algorithmic Beauty Of Sea Shells from the Author: Hans Meinhardt. For centuries scientists have tried to understand the growth and development of multicellular organisms. More recently, with the help of mathematical models and computerized simulations, they have discovered algorithmic patterns and models that seem to describe the dynamic processes in which organisms grow, reproduce, and respond to external factors. In this fascinating and beautifully illustrated book, Hans Meinhardt explains and illustrates these structural growth patterns in the case of sea shells. The book delightfully conveys the intuitive appeal and the "touch of magic" in this research. A diskette packaged with the book contains a program that allows the reader to run the simulations on a PC. New patterns can be generated interactively to provide an insight into the process of biological pattern formation.

Seashells

Author: Budd Titlow
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781616731557
Size: 10.18 MB
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Seashells from the Author: Budd Titlow.

Seashells

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Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
ISBN: 9780810993273
Size: 32.80 MB
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Seashells from the Author: . Presents photographs of hundreds of seashells from around the world, with the accompanying commentary explaining how shells come to be, grow, and function.

Seashells

Author: Andrew Cleave
Publisher: Smithmark Publishers
ISBN: 9780765199676
Size: 17.80 MB
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Seashells from the Author: Andrew Cleave. This handsomely-illustrated introduction to the fascinating world of the mollusk opens the door to the wonders of shells and the living creatures within them. An amazing rich group for study, the gastropods include slitshells, limpets, turbans, nerites, cowries, helmets, tritons, wendletraps, cone shells, murexes, and many others. No less fascinating are the bivalves such as scallops, oysters, and clams, and the shelled cephalopod known as the nautilus. Here, depicted in 80 full-color photographs, are shells with a stunning range of colors, markings, and textures that are sure to appeal to naturalists and collectors alike.

Sea Shells

Author: Sergio Angeletti
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780856131042
Size: 10.77 MB
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Sea Shells from the Author: Sergio Angeletti.

Seashells

Author: Harald A. Rehder
Publisher: Smithmark Publishers
ISBN: 9780831795788
Size: 62.22 MB
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Seashells from the Author: Harald A. Rehder. Introduces the mollusks and their world, including more than sixty photographs of the most colorful shells

Seashells Of The Caribbean

Author: Lesley Sutty
Publisher: MacMillan Education, Limited
ISBN:
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Seashells Of The Caribbean from the Author: Lesley Sutty. The nature of the marine shell fauna of the Caribbean is extremely diverse, seeking shelter beneath the sand of beaches, under the rocks of coastal areas, in the soft deep mud of estuaries, in dark submarine caves, in the thick growths of marine prairies, and under branches of vast coral outcrops. It remains unobtrusive and often difficult to discover. Each species has its geographical distribution and populations vary in size, shape and colour according to environment; some animals migrate seasonally far afield. Tidal movement in the Caribbean is unspectacular other than during the spring and autumn equinoxes when shallow reefs and sand flats emerge briefly. The intertidal zone remains stable and undisturbed, with the exception of the passage of tropical storms and hurricanes, governing the lives of many gastropods and bi-valves.

Sea Shells Of Tropical West America

Author: Angeline Myra Keen
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804707367
Size: 68.87 MB
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Sea Shells Of Tropical West America from the Author: Angeline Myra Keen. For this edition, the coverage has been extended geographically to northwestern Peru, and systematically to microscopic and deepwater species and to the shell-less mollusks. The text and the supplementary materials have been planned to be of maximum use to interested laymen as well as to specialists.

Sea Shells

Author: Kailāśa Āhluvāliyā
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 39.27 MB
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Sea Shells from the Author: Kailāśa Āhluvāliyā.