By Michael S. Schneider
But It's No Secret
Michael Schneider leads us on a fantastic, lavishly illustrated trip alongside the numbers one via ten to discover the mathematical ideas made seen in plants, shells, crystals, vegetation, and the human physique, expressed within the symbolic language of folks sayings and fairy stories, fantasy and faith, artwork and structure. this can be a new view of arithmetic, now not the only we discovered in school yet a finished advisor to the styles that recur during the universe and underlie human affairs. A Beginner's consultant to developing, the Universe exhibits you:
• Why cans, pizza, and manhole covers are round.
• Why one and weren't thought of numbers by means of the traditional Greeks.
• Why squares appear so frequently in goddess paintings 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 sunlight system.
• How a snowflake is like Stonehenge, and a beehive like a calendar.
• How our ten arms carry the secrets and techniques of either a lobster and a cathedral.
• and masses extra.
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A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science by Michael S. Schneider