Generating irregularly oscillating fossil seashells

  title={Generating irregularly oscillating fossil seashells},
  author={Chris Illert and Clifford A. Pickover},
  journal={IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications},
The generation and representation of unusual growth patterns characteristic of certain extinct mollusks are discussed. The mathematical methods for biological pattern generation to render seashells on the computer and the software tools and hardware for the visualization of mathematical models of nature are described.<<ETX>> 
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    IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
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