The Golden Section: Nature's Greatest SecretA concise and useful handbook on the Golden Sectionalso known as the Golden Ratio and Golden Mean. The Golden Section is 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. It is one of the most elegant and beautiful ratios of the mathematical universe because of its combination of elegance and simplicityhence the divine nature of its name. Drawing on art, architecture, philosophy, nature, mathematics, geometry, and musicand beautifully illustrated in the Wooden Books fashion with all manner of imagesThe Golden Section will tell the story of this remarkable construct and its wide ranging impact on civilization and the natural world. 
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User Review  ktnguyen  LibraryThingThe Golden Section is part of the Wooden Books series. I am unfamiliar with the series, but perusing the other titles in the series (given on the back flap), other titles in the series indicate the ... Read full review
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User Review  GoodreadsVery interesting though I may need to read it again in the future. The first few pages offered a lot to chew on and I know I didn't fully comprehend the formulas. That's the only reason I gave it 3 ... Read full review
Contents
Introduction  1 
Order Behind Diversity  14 
Phi in Human Culture  28 
The Golden Chalice  42 
Designers Rectangles  56 
Common terms and phrases
3rd triangle addition and multiplication appears APPENDIX approximate geometric mean Archimedean spiral Beauty Bohm Clathrins construct continuous geometric proportion Cosmos deﬁnes Deﬁnition discovered display divergence angle divided divine proportion dodecahedron Edouard Lucas equal equilateral triangle Fibonacci and Lucas Fibonacci approximations Fibonacci numbers ﬁnd ﬁrst ﬂower geometric mean relationship golden angle Golden Chalice Golden Cut golden mean Golden proportions golden ratio golden relationship golden section golden spiral Greater and Lesser growth harmonic icosahedron implicate order Indeﬁnite Dyad integers invariant ratio inverse l3 triangle logarithmic spiral Logos Lucas numbers mathematical microtubules Moon mysteries nature nature’s greatest secret number approximates opposite lower left opposite top left Pablo Amaringo particle patterns pentagonal pentagram phyllotactic planets Plato produces proportional symmetry pussy willow Pyramid Pythagorean quark ratios and proportions reﬂect resonance Robin Heath segment selfsimilar semibreves simple smaller golden rectangles spiral phyllotaxis square sunﬂower term Unity whole