Exploring Nature's Pattern Magic is one of the most important science based children's books published in New Zealand. This original book will awe your imagination, become a source of inspiration and show you how nature developed the first world wide web. Be a genius like Leonardo de Vinci and build your brain on nature.
Nature displays an endless variety of eye-catching patterns in a variety of form, colour and texture. Patterns help us understand how energy flows through nature's network of complex systems.
Geniuses like Leonardo de Vinci and Antoni Gaudi built their brains on nature. In designing the church Sagrada Familia Gaudi understood that nature is constructed by the laws of mathematics. The structural elements of this church were inspired by nature. The lesson he leaves us with is to look to nature for inspiration. He believed that nature was the richest source of inspiration and knowledge and that we need to understand how nature responds to its environment. His work anticipated the science of Biomimetics.
Exploring Nature's Pattern Magic is one of the most important science based children's books published in New Zealand by Mary Egan publishing. This original book will awe your imagination, become a source of inspiration and show you how nature developed the first world wide web.
We live in a World that is run by Nature and natural processes, based on the principles of Science.
The resulting stories are rich and variable and patterns make them visible.
When we use those patterns and their stories in citizen science and environmental education, we help to raise nature-literate humans, equipped to re-discover the Planet's operating manual.
At first look this book is overwhelming - there is so much information, so much colour, so many ideas. Gradually as your eye becomes accustomed to the pattern (and there is a definite pattern to the layout) you realise there are enough ideas here to keep a budding scientist delving for some weeks (and months) ... read more
It is not often I have the pleasure of reviewing non-fiction books for children so I am delighted to share my thoughts on this new one coming out this month. It is a total exploration of all the wonderful patterns we see in nature. Often when we see an insect, animal, plant or indeed any natural thing, we may immediately see the beauty in them but we may not always see the patterns... This is a wonderful book, perfectly packaged and ideal for any home or school library.
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When I flicked to the Contents page in the book, I was already being presented with stunning images of patterns from nature. The contents page also demonstrated that there would be a wide rages of patterns and mathematical concepts covered in the book. I was seriously looking forward to moving through to the rest of the book ... read more