Geometry in Nature: Exploring the Morphology of the Natural World Through Projective Geometry

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From the simplest observations in nature to detailed measuring of intricate forms, we find geometry everywhere in the world around us. In this magnificent book, John Blackwood explores different kinds of symmetry in the diverse realms of nature. He considers the fundamental forms of minerals, plants, animals and humans, before going on to look at spirals, vortices, buds and other complex shapes. Using projective geometry as a basis, he shows how many forms in nature are generated by the same basic geometrical process, but significant disparities lead to the wondrous variety found in our universe. Fully illustrated with over 500 photographs, drawings and diagrams, this is both a beautiful and inspirational book.