By Philip Ball
From the swirl of a wisp of smoke to eddies in rivers, and the massive chronic hurricane procedure that's the great place on Jupiter, we see related kinds and styles anyplace there's circulate - even if the flow of wind, water, sand, or flocks of birds. it's the advanced dynamics of stream that buildings our surroundings, land, and oceans.
Part of a trilogy of books exploring the technological know-how of styles in nature through acclaimed technology author Philip Ball, this quantity explores the elusive principles that govern circulate - the technological know-how of chaotic behavior.
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Index activator-inhibitor structures eighty four aeolian deposition 79–83 Alberti, Leon Battista three Anderson, Robert ninety two perspective of repose 95–97 ants 124 swarms and path styles 146–151 military ants (Eciton burchelli) 146–151 artwork, and ﬂuid ﬂow 5–20, 176–178 and technological know-how 3–5 paintings Nouveau 12–14 artiﬁcial lifestyles 127, 128 atmospheric flow 37, 62–65 on different planets 35, 37, 41–45 avalanches 93–110, a hundred and eighty micro organism, collective movement 129–131 Bacillus subtilis 129, one hundred thirty five, 139 Bagnold, Ralph Alger 77–79, eighty one, eighty five, 86, 89 Bak, in keeping with 102, a hundred and five, 107, 108 Bandello, Matteo 2 tub vortex 35–37, 39 bees, swarming 142 Be´nard, Henri 31, 50–52 Ben-Jacob, Eshel 129 Bernoulli, Daniel 12, 34 Biesel, Francis 36, 37 birds, ﬂocking, see ﬂocking boids 126–128 Brazil nut impact 110–113 Buhl, Jerome 133 Bunas, Kirby ninety two Busse, Friedrich fifty five Cassini, Giovanni Domenico forty-one Chang Yen-yu¨an sixteen chemotaxis 131 chinese language artwork thirteen, 15, sixteen Chladni, Ernst 114 Chladni ﬁgures 113–115 Christensen, Kim 109 cloud styles 31, 33, fifty one, 62–64 Constable, John 6 convection 50–76, 167, 179 in grains 111–113 Cornish, Vaughan 86 correlations 174–176 Couette ﬂow 170–173 Couette, Maurice a hundred and seventy Couzin, Iain 136, 137, 139–143, 148 severe states 106, 107 crowd movement 143–146, 159–163 cyclones 37, 38, forty nine defects, in convection fifty eight, fifty nine Derges, Susan 19, 20 Descartes, Rene´ 12, 121 deserts seventy seven, seventy nine, eighty four, 86 Dictyostelium discoideum 131, 138, 139 dimensionless numbers 29 droplets, rotating forty seven, forty eight Duchamp, Marcel 6 dunes seventy seven, seventy eight, 83–91 earthquakes 107, 108 Eaves, Laurence forty eight eddies 7, eleven, 12, 166, one hundred seventy five see additionally vortices Edgerton, Harold 22–25 emergence 127, 128 power cascade, in turbulence a hundred seventy five, 176 erosion 7 188 j INDEX Faraday, Michael 112–114 Farkas, Ille´s one hundred sixty Feder, Jens 109 ﬁngerprints fifty nine ﬁsh, education 124, 136–143 ﬂocking 124–143 Flo´r, Jan-Bert forty ﬂuid dynamics 26, 165–169 woodland ﬁres 107, 108 Forrest, Spencer eighty two, eighty three Franks, Nigel 148 frost heaving seventy four galaxies, shapes forty five, forty seven Gombrich, Ernst 7 granular media 77–123, a hundred and eighty nice crimson Spot, Jupiter 41–45, a hundred seventy five Gutenberg-Richter legislations 107 Haeckel, Ernst four, 12 Haff, Peter eighty two, eighty three Hajj 160–163 Halley, Edmund sixty four Haynes, Vance 86 Heisenberg, Werner 164 Helbing, Dirk 144–146, 151–154, 158–163 Helmholtz, Hermann von 35 Herrmann, Hans 88, ninety, ninety one Hiemenz, Karl 31 Hill, Richard forty eight Hong, Daniel 113 Hooke, Robert forty-one hydroid 24, 25 hydrological cycle 7 hysteresis 139 hurricanes forty nine eastern paintings thirteen, 20 Jugendstil 12 Jullien, Remi 111, 113 Jupiter, surroundings of 41–45, one hundred seventy five Katsuki, Atsunari 89, ninety Kelvin, Lord 35, forty five Kelvin-Helmholtz instability 35–37 Kemp, Martin five Kerner, Boris 158 Kessler, Mark seventy four Ka´rma´n, Theodore von 31 Ka´rma´n vortex road 30–33, one hundred seventy five Keltsch, Joachim 151 keratocytes a hundred thirty five klinotaxis 131 Kolmogorov, Andrei 175–177 Krantz, William seventy three, seventy four Lamb, Horace 164 laminar ﬂow 28, 29, 167, a hundred and seventy Landau, Lev 166 landslides, see avalanches lane formation, in animal movement 145–151 Langton, Chris 127 leaf-cutter ants (Atta cephalotes) 151 Leonardo da Vinci 1–12, 17, 18, 20, 25, 26, 36 Leray, Jean 27, one hundred sixty five Lifshitz, Evgeny 166 Lighthill, James one hundred forty four liquefaction, of grains seventy eight liquid crystals fifty nine locusts, banding and swarming 133–135 Machiavelli, Niccolo` 7 Maelstrom 39 Makse, Herna´n 93–96 Manneville, Jean-Baptiste forty two mantle convection 65–71 Marangoni, Carlo sixty one Marangoni convection 60–62 Marcus, Philip forty two Mars, dunes 86, 87, ninety, ninety one mass extinctions one zero five, 108 Meakin, Paul 111, 113 Meinhardt, Hans eighty four Melo, Francisco 114 Meyers, Steven forty three Molna´r, Peter a hundred and forty four, 151 Morland, George 12 Mucha, Alphonse 14 Nagel, Kai one hundred fifty five, 158 Nagel, Sidney 108, 113 Navier, Claude-Louis 167 Navier-Stokes equations 167, 168, 173 INDEX j 189 Newton, Isaac 166, 167 Nordenskjold, Otto seventy one ocean move sixty four, sixty five Olson, Peter forty two On development and shape (Thompson) 24, 25, sixty seven oscillons 120–122 Ottino, Julio ninety eight Oyama, Yositisi ninety eight panic, in crowd movement 159–163 Parr, Adrian five Parteli, Eric ninety one patterned floor 71–75 pedestrian movement, see crowd movement section transitions 139 images, high-speed 21–24 The Physics of Blown Sand and desolate tract Dunes (Bagnold) seventy seven pipe ﬂow 167–169 Plateau, Joseph Antoine Ferdinand forty seven, forty eight plate tectonics sixty six plughole, see tub vortex plumes, in mantle convection 67–71 Poe, Edgar Allan 39 Popham, Arthur 7, eleven Potts, Wayne a hundred twenty five strength legislation 104, a hundred and ten, 176 Prantl, Ludwig 31 predation, and ﬂocking 139–142 Quincke, Heinrich 50 Rackham, Arthur 12, 15 Radakov, D.