By Michael S. Schneider

The Universe could be a Mystery,
But it is No Secret

Michael Schneider leads us on a miraculous, lavishly illustrated trip alongside the numbers one via ten to discover the mathematical ideas made seen in flora, shells, crystals, crops, and the human physique, expressed within the symbolic language of folks sayings and fairy stories, delusion and faith, paintings and structure. this can be a new view of arithmetic, no longer the only we realized in class yet a complete advisor to the styles that recur throughout 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 were not thought of numbers through the traditional Greeks.

  • Why squares appear so usually in goddess paintings and board games.

  • What estate makes the spiral the main frequent 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 approach.

  • 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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