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!!! Award Winning New Book !!!
We are pleased to announce that Exploring Nature's Pattern Magic is one of seven winners of the Storylines Notable Book Awards for 2016 in the non-fiction section. And it has also made the list of "50 best books for kids" in the NZ Listener.
and identify the Patterns of Life" - Ruud Klienpaste (the bug man)
Exploring Nature’s Pattern Magic engages children of all ages with nature helping them to realise just how important the natural environment is to sustaining our own life here on Planet Earth. This is a magical book also for children on the autistic spectrum helping them to engage and see the mathematical equations in nature's endless patterns. We rely on nature's patterns in every aspect of our daily life and Exploring Nature's Pattern Magic turns looking at the ordinary into the extra-ordinary.
With a stunning array of photographs taken by Dee's husband Mike, this book helps nature display an endless variety of eye-catching patterns in a variety of form, colour and texture. Just by looking at the photos in Exploring Nature's Pattern Magic the reader is drawn to identifying the patterns of life. Patterns that help us understand how energy flows through nature’s network of complex systems. And patterns that show us how nature’s organisms survive, how they make things and how life is organised and connected on our planet - Earth.
Exploring Nature's Pattern Magic opens our eyes to discover a new way of looking at the world around us. With the use of stunning photos this book shows us how nature packs efficiently, ties knots, builds columns, makes hexagons, uses spirals, nets and bubbles all to make life on Earth possible. Nature’s patterns also give us an introduction and understanding of mathematics. But thinking about and seeing the mathematics of nature requires practice and with a little help from Exploring Nature's Pattern Magic you'll never look at the world in the same way again!
About the Author:
Dee Pignéguy came to New Zealand from Canada in 1963 and trained as a primary school teacher. Her interest in nutrition, healthy food and nature developed as she grew up on a remote coastal property in British Columbia. Her mother, Joan Donley engaged all her children in their self-sufficient lifestyle, growing fruit and vegetables, raising pigs, chickens, duck and goats and gathering shellfish at low tide.
Dee believes in localised food production, organic growing, practical hands on food growing and people empowerment and as an author her books—Grow Me Well: Nutritional Know How for Every Body; Nature’s Techno Tricks: Biomimetics-Science mimicking nature; Gardening For Planet Earth; and Sonja’s Kitchen: Sustainable Cuisine in the Cook Islands help people to take responsibility for themselves.
Dee is passionate about Biomimetics the science helping find sustainable ways to meet our needs by mimicking natural systems. Because we are living on a planet in crisis, saving the environment is no longer about future generations, it is about saving ourselves. Dee believes that biomimetics can teach us how nature creates conditions beneficial to life providing a road map to sustainability.
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