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The Beauty of Numbers in Nature, Stewart,  Ian
The Beauty of Numbers in Nature
Ian Stewart

Paperback $29.99 - Quarto UK
Science - Published: 29/Mar/2017 - ISBN: 9781782404712

Think of a zebra's stripes, the complexities of a spider's web, the uniformity of desert dunes, or the spirals in a sunflower head; think of a snowflake. The Beauty of Numbers in Nature shows how life on Earth forms the principles of mathematics. Starting with the simplest patterns, each chapter looks at a different kind of patterning system and the mathematics that underlies it. In doing so the book also uncovers some universal patterns, both in nature and man-made, from the basic geometry of ancient Greece to the visually startling fractals that we are familiar with today.

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