A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: by Michael S. Schneider

By Michael S. Schneider

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

Michael Schneider leads us on a outstanding, lavishly illustrated trip alongside the numbers one via ten to discover the mathematical ideas made obvious in vegetation, shells, crystals, vegetation, and the human physique, expressed within the symbolic language of people sayings and fairy stories, delusion and faith, artwork and structure. this can be a new view of arithmetic, no longer the single we realized in class yet a accomplished advisor to the styles that recur during the universe and underlie human affairs. A Beginner's advisor to developing, the Universe exhibits 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 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 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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