Shapes: Nature's Patterns: A Tapestry in Three Parts Reprint Edition

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Review from previous edition: "Wideranging, intelligent and non-dogmatic trilogy of books."

--Martin Kemp, Times Literary Supplement 19/03/2010

"Philip Ball gives us some very interesting food for thought."

--Mark Ronan, Standpoint 01/10/2009

"Ball has opened a welcome window on a little-understood but thought-provoking aspect of the making of the natural world."

--Alan Cane, Financial Times 06/04/2009

"Fascinating detail."

--The Economist 07/03/2009

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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