Geometry in Nature
Geometry is a Greek word meaning earth measure.
Proportions of the human body
In the shape of a shell
The bees make their hives into regular hexagons
The following slides are some more examples of geometry in nature
found in many of
A salsify seed head displays Mother Nature's magnificent grasp of geometry.
Mt. Pisgah - March 2006
See the symmetry in each slice of fruit.
This beautiful fossil sanddollar from Madagascar has incredible detail. The original shell consisted of small, thin, interlocking calcareous plates that have completely turned to stone. This fossil shows the 5 point "flower" symmetry common to the animal in the echinodermato phylum. This sanddollar is slightly less than 3" in diameter and protrudes 1" at its center high point.