That’s the journal called Nature, actually. There’s a nice piece on D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson’s great work on mathematical biology On Growth and Form in the current issue.
On Growth and Form was one of the texts I referred to when this project was taking shape. There’s very little botany in the shorter, popular edition I have – mostly zoological examples – but it inspired me to look at the modern developments (of which I’ll say more in a later post). Botanica Mathematica is the result of my thinking and making with this in mind. If you want to know more about this maverick zoologist/classicist/mathematician here’ a good biography and a lovely picture of Thompson and his parrot at an ice cream shop in St Andrews! you might also want to check out the art exhibitions in the University of Dundee .