The Algorithmic Beauty Of Sea Shells

Author: Hans Meinhardt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540440109
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The Algorithmic Beauty Of Sea Shells. The fascinating patterns on the shells of tropical sea snails are not only compellingly beautiful but also tell a tale of biological development. The decorative patterns are records of their own genesis, which follows laws such as those of dune formation or the spread of a flu epidemic. Hans Meinhardt has analyzed the dynamical processes that form these patterns and has retraced them in computer simulations. His book is exciting not only for the astonishing scientific knowledge it reveals but also for its fascinating pictures. An accompanying CD-ROM with the corresponding algorithms allows the reader to simulate the natural pattern formation and growth processes.

Seashells

Author: Andrew Cleave
Publisher: Smithmark Publishers
ISBN: 9780765199676
Size: 47.66 MB
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Seashells. 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.

Seashells

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Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
ISBN: 9780810993273
Size: 72.14 MB
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Seashells. Presents photographs of hundreds of seashells from around the world, with the accompanying commentary explaining how shells come to be, grow, and function.

Seashells Of The Caribbean

Author: Lesley Sutty
Publisher: MacMillan Education, Limited
ISBN:
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Seashells Of The Caribbean. 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.

Seashells

Author: Harald A. Rehder
Publisher: Smithmark Publishers
ISBN: 9780831795788
Size: 21.51 MB
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Seashells. Introduces the mollusks and their world, including more than sixty photographs of the most colorful shells

Sea Shells Of Tropical West America

Author: Angeline Myra Keen
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804707367
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Sea Shells Of Tropical West America. 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: Paul Valéry
Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)
ISBN:
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Sea Shells. Presents the French poet's meditations in prose on seashells and the questions raised by their forms