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By Michael S. Schneider

ISBN-10: 0062043161

ISBN-13: 9780062043160

The Universe could be a Mystery,
But It's No Secret

Michael Schneider leads us on a magnificent, lavishly illustrated trip alongside the numbers one via ten to discover the mathematical ideas made noticeable in plant life, shells, crystals, vegetation, and the human physique, expressed within the symbolic language of people sayings and fairy stories, fable and faith, artwork and structure. it is a new view of arithmetic, now not the single we realized in school yet a complete advisor to the styles that recur during the universe and underlie human affairs. A Beginner's consultant to developing, the Universe indicates you:

• Why cans, pizza, and manhole covers are round.
• Why one and weren't thought of numbers through the traditional Greeks.
• Why squares appear so frequently 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 sun system.
• How a snowflake is like Stonehenge, and a beehive like a calendar.
• How our ten arms carry the secrets and techniques of either a lobster and a cathedral.
• and masses extra.

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