The Algorithmic Beauty of Sea Shells


ISBN: 978-3-540-92141-7 (Print) 978-3-540-92142-4 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-17

    Shell patterns - a natural picture book to study dynamic systems and biological pattern formation

  3. Chapter

    Pages 18-39

    Pattern formation by local self-enhancement and long range inhibition

  4. Chapter

    Pages 40-51

    Oscillations and traveling waves

  5. Chapter

    Pages 52-69

    Superposition of stable and periodic patterns

  6. Chapter

    Pages 70-89

    Crossings, meshwork of oblique lines and staggered dots: the combined action of two antagonists

  7. Chapter

    Pages 90-103

    Branch initiation by global control

  8. Chapter

    Pages 104-129

    The big problem: two or more time-dependent patterns that interfere with each other

  9. Chapter

    Pages 130-145


  10. Chapter

    Pages 146-165

    Parallel lines with tongues

  11. Chapter

    Pages 166-185

    Shell models in three dimensions

  12. Chapter

    Pages 186-203

    The computer programs

  13. Chapter

    Pages 204-229

    Pattern formation in the development of higher organisms

  14. Chapter

    Pages 230-253

    Pattern formation in development in which shell-related mechanisms are implicated

  15. Back Matter

    Pages 1-14