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A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art and Science - a Voyage from 1 to 10

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A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art and Science - a Voyage from 1 to 10

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    Available in PDF Format | A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art and Science - a Voyage from 1 to 10.pdf | English
    Michael Schneider(Author)

The Universe May Be a Mystery,
But It's No Secret

Michael Schneider leads us on a spectacular, lavishly illustrated journey along the numbers one through ten to explore the mathematical principles made visible in flowers, shells, crystals, plants, and the human body, expressed in the symbolic language of folk sayings and fairy tales, myth and religion, art and architecture. This is a new view of mathematics, not the one we learned at school but a comprehensive guide to the patterns that recur through the universe and underlie human affairs. A Beginner's Guide to Constructing, the Universe shows you:

  • Why cans, pizza, and manhole covers are round.

  • Why one and two weren't considered numbers by the ancient Greeks.

  • Why squares show up so often in goddess art and board games.

  • What property makes the spiral the most widespread shape in nature, from embryos and hair curls to hurricanes and galaxies.

  • How the human body shares the design of a bean plant and the solar system.

  • How a snowflake is like Stonehenge, and a beehive like a calendar.

  • How our ten fingers hold the secrets of both a lobster and a cathedral.

  • And much more.

  • "Highly informative . . . [shows] Schneider's particular gift of transforming everyday experience into something magical . . . Highly recommended."-- "New Frontier"In this book you will find something that cannot be obtained elsewhere, a complete introduction to the geometric code of nature, written and illustrated by the most perceptive of its modern investigators."-- from the Preface by John Mitchell --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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    Book details

    • PDF | 224 pages
    • Michael Schneider(Author)
    • HarperCollins (Aug. 1994)
    • English
    • 6
    • Science & Nature
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  • By Arthur Comix on 15 April 2017

    Easy-to-understand. Principles of geometric construction are explained, while leaving plenty of room for the readers own experimentations. A fabulous book and a great primer on a thought-provoking subject. Highly recommended.

  • By David Lloyd Rivett on 17 August 2017

    A good clear appraisal of number. Unfortunately,for me it doesn't extend the information available from other writers such as Robert Lawlor or even Dion Fortune.

  • By ?uestion on 4 September 2017

    Excellent Addition to All Minds , This should be a must for all folk the world over , The beginnings of GoldenRatio Graduates

  • By Guest on 30 July 2017

    Insightful and very interesting. I agree mathematics needs to be learned this way

  • By Sulis on 14 September 2000

    Once every few years you come across a book which is genuinely life-changing, and this is one of them. In its simplest form it's a book which makes numbers interesting - completely different from the usual dull stuff you did at school. But it goes way beyond that, to open up a whole world of cosmic geometry which you'd never noticed before. It explains the principles of number and sacred geometry with extraordinary clarity and applies them to architecture, religion, ancient art, modern design, science, the natural world, etc, on the basis that all forms of construction and creation work on those same principles. It covers everything, from the reason why manhole covers are round to the divine emanations of the Qabalah, and links the physical with the spiritual in ways you would never have thought of. The book has a wide format and very clear layout, with lots of illustrations, and assumes no previous knowledge of - or interest in - the subject.I notice in Mr Schneider's comments that it took him 20 years to research the book. Well, it certainly shows, and I can assure him it was very well worth it. This is truly a revelation, an amazing book which will completely change the way you look at the world.

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