Morphogenesis: Origins of Patterns and Shapes (Springer Complexity)

Morphogenesis: Origins of Patterns and Shapes (Springer Complexity)


What are the family members among the form of a method of towns and that of fish institution? Which occasions should still ensue in a phone so that it participates to at least one of the finger of our arms? the way to interpret the form of a sand dune? This collective ebook written for the non-specialist addresses those questions and extra often, the basic factor of the emergence of types and styles in actual and residing structures. it's a unmarried ebook collecting different features of morphogenesis and ways constructed in numerous disciplines on form and trend formation. hoping on the seminal works of D’Arcy Thompson, Alan Turing and René Thom, it confronts significant examples like plant development and form, intra-cellular association, evolution of residing kinds or motifs generated through crystals. A e-book necessary to comprehend common rules at paintings within the shapes and styles surrounding us but additionally to prevent spurious analogies.

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