In Barrie's Dedication to the play Peter Pan, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow up, ...after the first production I had to add something to the play at the request of parents (who thus showed that they thought me the responsible person) about no one being able to fly until the fairy dust had been blown on him; so many children having gone home and tried it from their beds and needed surgical attention.Peter has an effect on the whole of Neverland and its inhabitants when he is there.Barrie states that although Neverland appears different to every child, the island "wakes up" when Peter returns from his trip to London.In the chapter "The Mermaids' Lagoon" in the book Peter and Wendy, Barrie writes that there is almost nothing that Peter cannot do.His Pan attire resembles the Disney outfit (minus the cap).In the live-action 2003 Peter Pan film, he is portrayed by Jeremy Sumpter, who has blond hair and blue-green eyes. Peter is an exaggerated stereotype of a boastful and careless boy.Wendy approaches Peter to give him a "thimble" (kiss), but is prevented by Tinker Bell.The character's name comes from two sources: Peter Llewelyn Davies, one of the five Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired the story, and Pan, a minor deity of Greek mythology who plays pipes to nymphs and is part human and part goat.
Dendrites appear as snowflakes, minerals, chemicals, and superalloys, all broadly the result of diffusion-limited crystal growth leading to complex, often beautiful tree-like forms.
In the original play, Peter states that no one must ever touch him (though he does not know why).
The stage directions specify that no one does so throughout the play.
Future progress in dendritic growth is assured, especially with improvements and maturation of simulation techniques, which include phase field and other continuum models, quantum-level molecular dynamics, and statistical methods realized through large-scale kinetic Monte Carlo calculations.
The author is indebted to his colleagues, Professors John Lowengrub and Shuwang Li for access to their ongoing dynamic studies on dendritic branching, and to Professor Andrew Mullis, University of Leeds, UK, and Professor Paulo Rangel Rios, Universidade Federal Fluminense Escola de Engenharia Industrial Metalúrgica de Volta Redonda, Brazil, for their encouragement in my pursuing the mechanism of microstructure pattern development. Schultze, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Professors Dieter Herlach and Ivan Egry, German Space Agency (DLR), Köln-Portz; and Professor John Perepezko, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; for their individual assistance in up-dating my knowledge of significant research progress in several key areas involving dendritic growth.