Patterns in nature are beautiful. Exploring Nature's Pattern Magic by Dee and Mike Pignéguy is an ingenious, well designed book that captures those spectacular forms - from spirals to fractals, and crystals to camouflage.
There is a lot of fascinating scientific information in here, presented in neat bite-sized snippets. Here's some things I learned:
- The patterns you see in rose petals are equiangular spirals.
- Spheres are circles in three dimensions.
- The head of the marine iguana is a study in tessellations.
- There are Fibonacci patterns in pineapples.
There's an action point in each chapter, encouraging kids to find examples in nature and lots more activities at the back.
I think adults will like this as much as kids. Yay science!
For more information, visit Dee's website Feed me right.