A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science

A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science


The Universe could be a Mystery,
But it is No Secret

Michael Schneider leads us on a outstanding, lavishly illustrated trip alongside the numbers one via ten to discover the mathematical rules made seen in vegetation, 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 discovered in class yet a accomplished advisor to the styles that recur throughout 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 were not thought of numbers by way of 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 sunlight procedure.
  • How a snowflake is like Stonehenge, and a beehive like a calendar.
  • How our ten palms carry the secrets and techniques of either a lobster and a cathedral.
  • And even more.
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