By Michael S. Schneider
But it is No Secret
Michael Schneider leads us on a wonderful, lavishly illustrated trip alongside the numbers one via ten to discover the mathematical rules made obvious in plants, shells, crystals, crops, and the human physique, expressed within the symbolic language of people sayings and fairy stories, fantasy and faith, artwork and structure. it is a new view of arithmetic, now not the single we realized in class yet a complete 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 via the traditional Greeks.
- Why squares appear so usually 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 sunlight procedure.
- 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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