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From the reviews:
"Sessile marine organisms, like sponges or corals, are often modular organisms, typically built of repeated units, the modules. … Improved computing methods have made it possible to simulate the growth of such organisms … . This volume is the outcome of a 1999 conference. It is mainly devoted to the interaction of biology and computing. Many figures confronting photos of live animals with computer generated simulations give a good impression for the non-specialist." (Benno Artmann, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1007, 2003)
"The purpose of this book … is to ‘provide an overview of how simulation models can provide insights into the growth and forms of seaweeds, sponges, corals and other marine sessile organisms. … the text as a whole has coherence and balance. It is beautifully, if sometimes eccentrically, illustrated with photographs, drawings and computer simulations. It provides a clear and much-needed summary of the state of the art in this difficult but important area of biological simulation that will appeal to the specialist." (Michael Whitfield, Times Higher Education Supplement, November, 2002)
"Jaap Kaandorp and Janet Kübler’s book The Algorithmic Beauty of Seaweeds, Sponges and Corals covers the modelling of the growth and form of some organisms. Lots of detail is provided for the biology … . there is enough information to encourage investigations – and the many wonderful illustrations help to spur on the reader." (Andrew Bowler, New Scientist, March, 2002)