The Golden Section

Author: Scott Olson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802715397
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

The Golden Section

Author: Scott Olsen
Publisher: Wooden Books
ISBN: 1912706016
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What was the golden secret known to Leonardo da Vinci, Kepler, Plato and the ancient magicians? Can there really be a key to nature and life itself? In this small but compact volume internationally renowned divine proportion supersleuth Dr Olsen unravels perhaps the greatest mystery of all time, a code that seems to underly life, the universe and everything, a pattern we instinctively recognise as beautiful, and which nature herself uses at every scale. Designed for artists and scientists alike, this is the smallest, densest and most beautiful book on the golden section ever produced. 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.

The Glorious Golden Ratio

Author: Alfred S. Posamentier
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1616144246
Format: PDF, ePub, 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.

Sacred Geometry

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

Harmonograph

Author: Anthony Ashton
Publisher: Wooden Books
ISBN: 1912706059
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

The Mayan and Other Ancient Calendars

Author: Geoff Stray
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802716342
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A much-needed guide to the Mayan calendar systems and the essentials of calendar development throughout the world.

Ruler and Compass

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

Sciencia

Author: Matt Tweed
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802778992
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Collects six short illustrated volumes covering topics in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, evolution, and astronomy.

The Divine Proportion

Author: H. E. Huntley
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486131874
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Discussion ranges from theories of biological growth to intervals and tones in music, Pythagorean numerology, conic sections, Pascal's triangle, the Fibonnacci series, and much more. Excellent bridge between science and art. Features 58 figures.

The Golden Ratio

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Publisher: Race Point Publishing
ISBN: 9781631064869
Format: PDF
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From the pyramids of Giza, to quasicrystals, to the proportions of the human face, the golden ratio has an infinite capacity to generate shapes with exquisite properties. Featuring clear, entertaining, and enlightening commentary alongside stunning full-color illustrations by Venezuelan artist and architect Rafael Araujo, this gorgeous book examines the presence of this divine number in art and architecture throughout history, as well as its ubiquity among plants, animals, and even the cosmos. With its lush format and layflat dimensions that closely approximate the golden ratio, this is the ultimate coffee-table book for math enthusiasts, architects, designers, and fans of sacred geometry.