By Michael S. Schneider
But it is No Secret
Michael Schneider leads us on a superb, lavishly illustrated trip alongside the numbers one via ten to discover the mathematical ideas made noticeable in plant life, shells, crystals, vegetation, and the human physique, expressed within the symbolic language of folks sayings and fairy stories, delusion and faith, paintings and structure. it is a new view of arithmetic, now not the single we discovered in class yet a finished consultant to the styles that recur in the course of the universe and underlie human affairs. A Beginner's advisor to developing, the Universe exhibits you:
- Why cans, pizza, and manhole covers are round.
- Why one and were not thought of numbers through the traditional Greeks.
- Why squares appear so usually in goddess artwork and board games.
- What estate makes the spiral the main frequent form in nature, from embryos and hair curls to hurricanes and galaxies.
- How the human physique stocks the layout of a bean plant and the sun method.
- How a snowflake is like Stonehenge, and a beehive like a calendar.
- How our ten hands carry the secrets and techniques of either a lobster and a cathedral.
- And even more.
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A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science by Michael S. Schneider