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Morphogenesis

Origins of Patterns and Shapes

Editors: Bourgine, Paul, LESNE, Annick (Eds.)

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  • Covers all aspects of morphology: crystal growth, development of biological patterns, development of cities, development of the universe
  • Integrates materials science, physics and biology
  • Provides many insights into and an interesting view of the development of shapes and patterns
  • Scientists, graduate students and interested laymen will benefit from this book
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What are the relations between the shape of a system of cities and that of fish school? Which events should happen in a cell in order that it participates to one of the finger of our hands? How to interpret the shape of a sand dune? This collective book written for the non-specialist addresses these questions and more generally, the fundamental issue of the emergence of forms and patterns in physical and living systems. It is a single book gathering the different aspects of morphogenesis and approaches developed in different disciplines on shape and pattern formation. Relying on the seminal works of D’Arcy Thompson, Alan Turing and René Thom, it confronts major examples like plant growth and shape, intra-cellular organization, evolution of living forms or motifs generated by crystals. A book essential to understand universal principles at work in the shapes and patterns surrounding us but also to avoid spurious analogies.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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eBook 118,99 €
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Hardcover 176,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Morphogenesis
Book Subtitle
Origins of Patterns and Shapes
Editors
  • Paul Bourgine
  • Annick LESNE
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-13174-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-13174-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-13173-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42374-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 346
Additional Information
Original French edition published by Éditions Belin, Paris, 2006
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