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

ISBN-13: 978-0199604876 ISBN-10: 0199604878 Edition: Reprint

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (July 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199604878
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199604876
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #520,295 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Review from previous edition: "Wideranging, intelligent and non-dogmatic trilogy of books." --Martin Kemp, TLS 19/03/2010

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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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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Halgrimson on June 17, 2014
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Interesting but not what I expected. Problem was my expectations not the product. I will read anyway as it may open new insights for me
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1 of 14 people found the following review helpful By HILLEL A. SCHILLER on June 18, 2013
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NATURE DOES NOT CREATE MERE PATTERNS OF "FLOW." it creates actual 3D processes and forms as described by Lancelot Law Whyte's theory of Unitary Process thinking which describes a universal "formative process" as fundamental to Nature in which asymmetry decreases leading to symmetrical 3D forms evident throughout inorganic and organic Nature. hillel.schiller@Gmail.com.
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7 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Todd R. Scheithauer on March 15, 2010
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This is book of 3 series, if you understand this book, i don't believe theirs really any reason to order the next two in the series.

Its basically saying how there is pattern to chaos, all around us patterns create the flow of life
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5 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Frances F. Sabin on August 20, 2009
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Book given to Grandson, a high school junior here in Portland. He has reported a favorable review, saying it contains information with considerable interest for him.
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