Mathematicians with a special interest in biology, physics, geography, astronomy, architecture, and desing, who also happen to be ardent photographers, can be in a position to answer unusual questions like the following:
What do zebras and hard corals hace in common? What similarities exist in the structures of drying mud, dragonfly wings, and leaves? Is it possible to prove, with nothing but photos, that the moon is a sphere? Why is the contour of the sun distorted at sunrise and sunset? Which curves remain of the same type in a photograph? Do fishes see things the same way we do if we look through a fisheye lens ? Why are soap bubbles indescent ?
In this book you will find 180 spreads answering these and many other similar questions. In approaching our topics, we usually employ the following strategy: We start with photos that are for some reason, mathematically remarkable. We the offer a short description and explanation, including relevant web links. Readers can also frequently find computer simulations that illustrate and confirm the conclusions in this volume.