Alex Bellos

“Publisher’s note: Snowflake, Seashell, Star was the previous name for Patterns of the Universe.

As you color, consider the patterns of the universe! Math lies at the core of many natural wonders and possesses its own unique abstract beauty, as seen in the symmetry of the Sri Yantra mandala, the spiral seeds of a sunflower, and the silhouette of a snowflake.

These 57 beautiful designs, which range from the 4-D hypercube that casts a star-like shadow to the endless Penrose tile pattern that never quite repeats, unveil their secrets as you add color. There is no need for math knowledge since art becomes an act of discovery!

In the Creating extra portion, as you join dots, flip coins, and follow other basic actions, 12 stunning images will appear before your eyes.”