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Author Barss, Patchen, author.

Title Flow, spin, grow : looking for patterns in nature / written by Patchen Barss ; illustrated by Todd Stewart.

Publication Info. Toronto, ON ; Berkeley, CA : Owlkids, [2018]

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 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 500.2011 BAR    Available
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 500.201 BAR    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 500.201 BAR    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 500.201 BAR    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 500.201 BAR    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 500.201 BAR    Available
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 500.201 BAR    Available
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1 copy being processed for PAS La Pintoresca Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction.
1 copy being processed for PAS San Rafael Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction.
1 copy being processed for PAS Santa Catalina Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction.
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
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Summary Patterns appear again and again, sometimes in the most unexpected places. Why? Explores branching and spiraling (with mention of spinning, stacking, and cracking) to reveal the shared connections between objects expressing different types of patterns.
"Flow, Spin, Grow encourages kids to observe and discover patterns in the natural world that reveal deep, unexpected connections. For example, look up, and you will see the branches of a tree. If you could see underground, you would also find its roots branching. And inside yourself, in your lungs and veins, there is also branching. And as water runs off from the mountains, into rivers, then streams, then creeks, that is also called branching. Why is that? It turns out that where there is flow, there is branching. There are other patterns around us all the time, such as spiraling and spinning, the way shapes stack, the way things crack. And if you look into any of these patterns, you will find a shared "logic" in the objects that express them. Flow, Spin, Grow speaks to our innate impulse to understand why things are the way they are. In addition to math and physics, patterns are inherently beautiful. This is reflected in illustrator Todd Stewart's multilayered screen prints that take us from the miniscule (a spinning maple key) to the majestic (a spinning universe)."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Pattern formation (Physical sciences) -- Juvenile literature.
Pattern formation (Biology) -- Juvenile literature.
Pattern perception -- Juvenile literature.
Geometry in nature -- Juvenile literature.
Mathematics in nature -- Juvenile literature.
Nature.
Pattern perception.
Geometry in nature.
Mathematics in nature.
Genre/Form Picture books.
Instructional and educational works.
Added Author Stewart, Todd (Illustrator), illustrator.
ISBN 9781771472876 (hardcover) $18.95
1771472871 (hardcover) $18.95

 
    
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