By Michael S. Schneider
But it is No Secret
Michael Schneider leads us on a incredible, lavishly illustrated trip alongside the numbers one via ten to discover the mathematical ideas made obvious in flora, shells, crystals, vegetation, and the human physique, expressed within the symbolic language of people sayings and fairy stories, fantasy and faith, artwork and structure. this can be a new view of arithmetic, now not the single we realized in class yet a finished consultant to the styles that recur during the universe and underlie human affairs. A Beginner's advisor to developing, the Universe indicates you:
- Why cans, pizza, and manhole covers are round.
- Why one and were not thought of numbers through the traditional Greeks.
- Why squares appear so frequently in goddess artwork 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 process.
- 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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