Origami For Beginners

Origami For Beginners

This eBook teaches beginners how to make the complex origami patterns that seem impossible to do when you first lay eyes on them. It just takes a bit of practice and the skills that you learn in this book. It does not take months of practice and learning All you have to learn are the special tricks to it that most people never take the time to learn. There are no technical descriptions or extra nonsense This book is all practical information, designed to have to making beautiful paper creations within minutes of opening the book. It is packed full of drawings to illustrate the exact process of folding that you have to execute. This book is the easiest possible way for the complete beginner to impress audiences with their paper-folding abilities within minutes of opening the book. This book has all the tools to wow friends and family, or just create beautiful origami works for yourself.

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4.6 stars out of 11 votes

Contents: Ebook
Author: Mary Oram
Price: $47.00

My Origami For Beginners Review

Highly Recommended

All of the information that the author discovered has been compiled into a downloadable pdf so that purchasers of Origami For Beginners can begin putting the methods it teaches to use as soon as possible.

As a whole, this book contains everything you need to know about this subject. I would recommend it as a guide for beginners as well as experts and everyone in between.

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Invagination in a sheet of cells

Gastrulation and neurulation are accomplished early in development and they affect the whole shape of the embryo. Invagination and other 'inflating origami' man uvres achieve these stages of early embryology, and they and similar tricks are involved later in development, when specialized organs like eyes and the heart are made. But, given that there are no hands to do the folding, by what mechanical process are these dynamic movements achieved Partly, as I have already said, by simple expansion itself. Cells multiply all through a sheet of tissue. Its area therefore increases and, having nowhere else to go, it has little choice but to buckle or invaginate. But the process is more controlled than that, and it has been deciphered by a group of scientists associated with the brilliant mathematical biologist George Oster, of the University of California at Berkeley.

Analogies For Development

Lunar Lander Development

Returning from viruses to the embryology of larger creatures, I come to my favourite analogy among human construction techniques origami. Origami is the art of constructive paper-folding, developed to its most advanced level in Japan. The only origami creation I know how to make is the 'Chinese Junk'. I was taught it by my father, who learned it in a craze that swept through his boarding school during the 1920s.* One biologically realistic feature is that the 'embryology' of the Chinese junk passes through several intermediate 'larval' stages, which are in themselves pleasing creations, just as a caterpillar is a beautiful, working intermediate on the way to a butterfly, which it scarcely resembles at all. Starting with a simple square piece of paper, and simply folding it - never cutting it, never glueing it and never importing any other pieces - the procedure takes us through three recognizable 'larval stages' a 'catamaran', a 'box with two lids' and a 'picture in a frame', before...

Formation of neural tube in Osters model

My purpose in expounding the Oster models has been to show the general kind of principle by which single cells can interact with each other to build a body, without any blueprint representing the whole body. Origami-like folding, Oster-style invagination and pinching off these are just some of the simplest tricks for building embryos. Other more elaborate ones come into play later in embryonic development. For example, ingenious experiments have shown that nerve cells, when they grow out from the spinal cord, or from the brain, find their way to their end organ not by following any kind of overall plan but by chemical attraction, rather as a dog sniffs around to find a bitch in season. An early classic experiment by the Nobel Prize-winning embryologist Roger Sperry illustrates the principle perfectly. Sperry and a colleague took a tadpole and removed a tiny square of skin from the back. They removed another square, the same size, from the belly. They then regrafted the two squares,...


Having seen how whole sheets of cells play the origami game in shaping the embryo, let's now dive inside a single cell, where we'll find the same principle of self-folding and self-crumpling, but on a much smaller scale, the scale of the single protein molecule. Proteins are immensely important, for reasons that I must take time to explain, beginning with a teasing speculation to celebrate the unique importance of proteins. I love speculating on how weirdly different we should expect life to be elsewhere in the universe, but one or two things I suspect are universal, wherever life might be found. All life will turn out to have evolved by a process related to Darwinian natural selection of genes. And it will rely heavily on proteins - or molecules which, like proteins, are capable of folding themselves up into a huge variety of shapes. Protein molecules are virtuosos of the auto-origamic arts, on a scale much smaller than that of the sheets of cells we have so far dealt with. Protein...