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Branches: Nature's Patterns: A Tapestry in Three Parts Paperback – July 7, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0199604883 ISBN-10: 0199604886

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Review from previous edition: "Wideranging, intelligent and non-dogmatic triology of books." Martin Kemp, Times Literary Supplement 19/03/2010

"Branches is a slim tome, generously illustrated with photographs, charts and mathematical models." --Financial Times, 12/09/2009

About the Author

Philip Ball is a freelance writer and a consultant editor for Nature, where he previously worked as an editor for physical sciences. He is a regular commentator in the scientific and popular media on science and its interactions with art, history and culture. His ten books on scientific subjects include The Self-Made Tapestry: Pattern Formation in Nature, H2O: A Biography of Water, The Devil's Doctor: Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science, and Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads To Another, which won the 2005 Aventis Prize for Science Books. He was awarded the 2006 James T. Grady - James H. Stack award by the American Chemical Society for interpreting chemistry for the public. Philip studied chemistry at Oxford and holds a doctorate in physics from the University of Bristol. His latest book The Music Instinct published in February 2010.

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