The Golden Section

Author: Scott Olson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802715397
Format: PDF
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Tells the story of the golden section, a line segment divided into two parts such that the ratio of the short portion to the longer portion is equal to the ratio of the longer portion to the whole, and its impact on civilization and the natural world.

Platonic Archimedean Solids

Author: Daud Sutton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802713866
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Looks at the relationship between the five Platonic and thirteen Archimedean solids.

Symmetry

Author: David Wade
Publisher: Wooden Books
ISBN: 1912706040
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Why on earth do cars have the same symmetry as dragonflies? Is there really a beautiful swirling pattern lurking in every dripping tap? What do insect eggs have in common with planets, and why? In this exquisite book, the smallest and most concise ever produced, designer David Wade introduces the main principles of symmetry, and shows how, despite opinions over exactly what it is, symmetry can be found in almost every corner of science, nature and human culture. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Sacred Number

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802714560
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Beautifully illustrated with many old engravings as well as contemporary imagery, "Sacred Number" covers basic counting systems and the widespread use of 20 important numbers from major religious texts; the importance of astronomy, geometry, and music to number quality; and how numbers affect architecture.

The Glorious Golden Ratio

Author: Alfred S. Posamentier
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1616144246
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What exactly is the Golden Ratio? How was it discovered? Where is it found? These questions and more are thoroughly explained in this engaging tour of one of mathematics' most interesting phenomena. The authors trace the appearance of the Golden Ratio throughout history, demonstrate a variety of ingenious techniques used to construct it, and illustrate the many surprising geometric figures in which the Golden Ratio is embedded. Requiring no more than an elementary knowledge of geometry and algebra, the authors give readers a new appreciation of the indispensable qualities and inherent beauty of mathematics. From the Hardcover edition.

Harmonograph

Author: Anthony Ashton
Publisher: Wooden Books
ISBN: 1912706059
Format: PDF
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Why did Pythagoras pause outside a Blacksmith's workshop? Can the nature of Harmony really be understood visually? Why do harmonies leave gaps or 'commas' when added together? In this charming little book Anthony Ashton uses a Victorian device called a Harmonograph to tell the story of Harmony and the intervals in the scale. With useful appendices and exquisite line drawings this is a unique and original introduction to this timeless subject. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Sacred Geometry

Author: Miranda Lundy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802713823
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A unique introduction to this most ancient and timeless of universal sciences.

Ruler and Compass

Author: Andrew Sutton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802717764
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An introduction to geometry without measurements.

Sun Moon and Earth

Author: Robin Heath
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802713815
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Every organism on Earth responds to four major cycles: the solar and lunar day, the synodic month and the year. We all dance to these primary rhythms. This book reveals the poetic cosmology that lies within the cycles of the Sun and Moon as seen from the Earth.

Useful Mathematical and Physical Formulae

Author: Matthew Watkins
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802713807
Format: PDF, ePub
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A compact volume of mathematical and physical formulae presented in a concise manner for general use. Collected in this book are commonly used formulae for studies such as quadratics, calculus and trigonometry; in addition are simplified explanations of Newton's Laws of Gravity and Snell's Laws of Refraction. A glossary, a table of mathematical and physical constants, and a listing of Imperial and Metric conversions is also included.