The Golden Section

Author: Scott Olson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802715397
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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 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.

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.

Math for Mystics

Author: Renna Shesso
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781609252748
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Much of math history comes to us from early astrologers who needed to be able to describe and record what they saw in the night sky. Whether you were the king’s court astrologer or a farmer marking the best time for planting, timekeeping and numbers really mattered. Mistake a numerical pattern of petals and you could be poisoned. Lose the rhythm of a sacred dance or the meter of a ritually told story and the intricately woven threads that hold life together were spoiled. Ignore the celestial clock of equinoxes and solstices, and you’d risk being caught short of food for the winter. Shesso’s friendly tone and clear grasp of the information make the math “go down easy” in this marvelous book.

Ruler and Compass

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

Harmonograph

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

Fibonacci and Lucas Numbers and the Golden Section

Author: Steven Vajda
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486462765
Format: PDF, Docs
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This survey of the use of Fibonacci and Lucas numbers and the ancient principle of the Golden Section covers areas relevant to operational research, statistics, and computational mathematics. 1989 edition.

The Mayan and Other Ancient Calendars

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

Sciencia

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

Sacred Geometry

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