The Golden Section: Nature's Greatest Secret

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Oct 17, 2006 - Mathematics - 58 pages
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A concise and useful handbook on the Golden Section-also 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 simplicity-hence the divine nature of its name. Drawing on art, architecture, philosophy, nature, mathematics, geometry, and music-and beautifully illustrated in the Wooden Books fashion with all manner of images-The 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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The 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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The book is very useful and i need more pages to read for gathering knowledge


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Dr. Olsen is one of the leading experts on the Golden Section, and an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Central Florida Community College in Ocala, Florida..

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