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The Golden Section

Author : Scott Olson
ISBN : 9780802715395
Genre : Mathematics
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Tells the story of the golden section, a line segment divided into two parts such that the ratio of the short portion to the longer portion is equal to the ratio of the longer portion to the whole, and its impact on civilization and the natural world.

A Little Book Of Coincidence

Author : John Martineau
ISBN : 9781912706075
Genre : Science
File Size : 49. 45 MB
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Venus draws a beautiful pentagram around Earth every eight years. Jupiter's two largest moons draw a perfect four-fold flower. The Planets grandly play out the slow Music of the Spheres. Is there a secret structure hidden in the Solar System? Packed with great illustrations and serious research from many sources, this internationally bestselling little book by cosmologist John Martineau will instantly retune your cosmological circuits to the extraordinary and primary patterns behind Life, the Universe and Everything. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Sacred Geometry

Author : Miranda Lundy
ISBN : 9780802713827
Genre : Mathematics
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A unique introduction to this most ancient and timeless of universal sciences.

Symmetry

Author : David Wade
ISBN : 9781912706044
Genre : Art
File Size : 86. 90 MB
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Why on earth do cars have the same symmetry as dragonflies? Is there really a beautiful swirling pattern lurking in every dripping tap? What do insect eggs have in common with planets, and why? In this exquisite book, the smallest and most concise ever produced, designer David Wade introduces the main principles of symmetry, and shows how, despite opinions over exactly what it is, symmetry can be found in almost every corner of science, nature and human culture. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Platonic Archimedean Solids

Author : Daud Sutton
ISBN : 9780802713865
Genre : Mathematics
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Looks at the relationship between the five Platonic and thirteen Archimedean solids.

Harmonograph

Author : Anthony Ashton
ISBN : 9781912706051
Genre : Music
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Why did Pythagoras pause outside a Blacksmith's workshop? Can the nature of Harmony really be understood visually? Why do harmonies leave gaps or 'commas' when added together? In this charming little book Anthony Ashton uses a Victorian device called a Harmonograph to tell the story of Harmony and the intervals in the scale. With useful appendices and exquisite line drawings this is a unique and original introduction to this timeless subject. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

The Glorious Golden Ratio

Author : Alfred S. Posamentier
ISBN : 9781616144241
Genre : Mathematics
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What exactly is the Golden Ratio? How was it discovered? Where is it found? These questions and more are thoroughly explained in this engaging tour of one of mathematics' most interesting phenomena. The authors trace the appearance of the Golden Ratio throughout history, demonstrate a variety of ingenious techniques used to construct it, and illustrate the many surprising geometric figures in which the Golden Ratio is embedded. Requiring no more than an elementary knowledge of geometry and algebra, the authors give readers a new appreciation of the indispensable qualities and inherent beauty of mathematics. From the Hardcover edition.

Ruler And Compass

Author : Andrew Sutton
ISBN : 9780802717764
Genre : Mathematics
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An introduction to geometry without measurements.

Perspective And Other Optical Illusions

Author : Phoebe McNaughten
ISBN : 9781912706006
Genre : Art
File Size : 28. 61 MB
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Do things always look smaller when they are further away? Can something be clearly visible but not there at all? Is it ever possible to have a direct and true experience of reality? Are you sure? In this delightful and informative little book Phoebe McNaughton takes us on a classical journey through the history of artistic perspective, showing how the eye can be tricked and confused, the brain befuddled, and the philosopher inside all of us awakened by the nature of illusion. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Useful Mathematical And Physical Formulae

Author : Matthew Watkins
ISBN : 9780802713803
Genre : Mathematics
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A compact volume of mathematical and physical formulae presented in a concise manner for general use. Collected in this book are commonly used formulae for studies such as quadratics, calculus and trigonometry; in addition are simplified explanations of Newton's Laws of Gravity and Snell's Laws of Refraction. A glossary, a table of mathematical and physical constants, and a listing of Imperial and Metric conversions is also included.

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