The Natural Order of Things

April 8, 2016 10:37 PM

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The new book ‘Patterns in Nature’ surveys the order in tiger’s stripes, snowflakes, honeycombs and more

From tigers’ stripes to the hexagons that make up honeycombs to the ripples in windblown sand, the natural world is full of order and regularity. Science writer Philip Ball investigates the phenomenon in his new book, “Patterns in Nature” (University of Chicago Press, $35), with 250 photographs of s...

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