A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The by Michael S. Schneider PDF

By Michael S. Schneider

ISBN-10: 0060169397

ISBN-13: 9780060169398

ISBN-10: 0060926716

ISBN-13: 9780060926717

The Universe could be a Mystery,
But it truly is 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 plant life, shells, crystals, crops, and the human physique, expressed within the symbolic language of people sayings and fairy stories, fable and faith, paintings and structure. this can be a new view of arithmetic, now not the single we realized in class yet a accomplished advisor to the styles that recur in the course of the universe and underlie human affairs. A Beginner's consultant to developing, the Universe indicates you:

  • Why cans, pizza, and manhole covers are round.

  • Why one and were not thought of numbers via the traditional Greeks.

  • Why squares appear so usually in goddess paintings and board games.

  • What estate makes the spiral the main common 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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