Color over the gray to bring your image to lifeFrom the creator of the beloved Beautiful Creatures comes Beautiful Nature.Awaken the beauty of the natural world as you color over the gray in this unique and elegant grayscale adult coloring book.- 48 stunning grayscale images of flowers, plants and landscapes for you to color- Printed one-sided on 100lb archival quality, acid-free paper- Perforated for easy removal and framing of your colored picture- Watermarked on the back of each picture for the colorist's name and dateImmerse yourself in the solitude of an arid desert, turn the page and take shelter in the stillness of an ancient forest. From wide-sweeping landscapes to the most delicate botanicals, Beautiful Nature harnesses the restorative power of the natural world.Simply color over the gray, matching light and dark tones to reveal lifelike shading. Saturate the grayscale with heavy color, use the lightest of touches or simply let it be. Flood the page with vibrant brights or allow a softer color palette to emerge. As the colorist, you are free to immerse yourself in the space between black and white, and explore the many shades of your imagination.Printed on acid-free, archival quality paper, perforated for framing, each piece offers an opportunity to explore your inner artist. Use your colors to breathe life into the grayscale, and lose yourself in the process. Whether your happy place is toes buried in the sand, nose-deep in a bloom or on a mountain top, Beautiful Nature can take you there, if only for a moment.
In this book, Gary William Flake develops in depth the simple idea that recurrent rules can produce rich and complicated behaviors. Distinguishing "agents" (e.g., molecules, cells, animals, and species) from their interactions (e.g., chemical reactions, immune system responses, sexual reproduction, and evolution), Flake argues that it is the computational properties of interactions that account for much of what we think of as "beautiful" and "interesting." From this basic thesis, Flake explores what he considers to be today's four most interesting computational topics: fractals, chaos, complex systems, and adaptation.