Flow : Nature's patterns: a tapestry in three parts, Paperback Book


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages, 140 black and white illustrations, 4pp colour plate section
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: Popular science
  • ISBN: 9780199604876



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