How is a fertilized egg able to turn itself into an adult? Through a highly original synthesis of science and art, this book vividly describes the recent revolution in our understanding of how plants and animals develop, and the fresh insights this gives us into the nature of evolution and human creativity.
Painting a picture Copying and creating A question of interpretation A case of mistaken identity The internal world of colour Evolution of locks and keys The hidden skeleton The expanding canvas Refining a pattern Creative reproduction Scents and sensitivities Responding to the environment Elaborating on asymmetry Beneath the surface Themes and variations Shifting forms The story of colour The art of Heath Robinson Sources of quotations Bibliography Glossary Figure acknowledgements Index
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Oxford University Press
December 03, 2012
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