By Michael S. Schneider

The Universe could be a Mystery,
But it really 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, vegetation, and the human physique, expressed within the symbolic language of people sayings and fairy stories, fantasy and faith, paintings and structure. it is a new view of arithmetic, no longer the only we realized in class yet a entire consultant 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 were not thought of numbers by way of 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 sunlight process.

  • 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 even more.

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