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Numbers permeate every aspect of our lives; very little happens without a basic ability to manipulate the simple whole numbers we all take for granted. Beautifully illustrated with old engravings as well as contemporary imagery, Sacred Number introduces basic counting systems; significant numbers from major religious texts; the importance of astronomy, geometry, and music to number quality; how numbers affect architecture. Lundy explains why the ideas of Pythagoras still resonate, and she profiles each number from one to ten to show its distinct qualities: why, for example, the golden section is associated with five, and seven with the Virgin Mary.

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Numbers permeate every aspect of our lives; very little happens without a basic ability to manipulate the simple whole numbers we all take for granted. Beautifully illustrated with old engravings as well as contemporary imagery, Sacred Number introduces basic counting systems; significant numbers from major religious texts; the importance of astronomy, geometry, and music to number quality; how numbers affect architecture. Lundy explains why the ideas of Pythagoras still resonate, and she profiles each number from one to ten to show its distinct qualities: why, for example, the golden section is associated with five, and seven with the Virgin Mary.

Synopsis:

Beautifully illustrated with many old engravings as well as contemporary imagery, "Sacred Number" covers basic counting systems and the widespread use of 20 important numbers from major religious texts; the importance of astronomy, geometry, and music to number quality; and how numbers affect architecture.

About the Author

Miranda Lundy has studied the history of number for most of her life. The author of Sacred Geometry, she lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802714565
Illustrator:
Richard Henry
Illustrator:
Adam Tetlow
Illustrator:
Tetlow, Adam
Illustrator:
Lundy, Miranda
Author:
Lundy, Miranda
Author:
McNaughton, Phoebe
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Symbolism of numbers
Subject:
Numbers, natural
Subject:
General Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Wooden Books
Publication Date:
August 2005
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
35 Black and White Illustrations
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
6.86 x 5.95 x 0.43 in

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Numbers permeate every aspect of our lives; very little happens without a basic ability to manipulate the simple whole numbers we all take for granted. Beautifully illustrated with old engravings as well as contemporary imagery, Sacred Number introduces basic counting systems; significant numbers from major religious texts; the importance of astronomy, geometry, and music to number quality; how numbers affect architecture. Lundy explains why the ideas of Pythagoras still resonate, and she profiles each number from one to ten to show its distinct qualities: why, for example, the golden section is associated with five, and seven with the Virgin Mary.

"Synopsis" by , Beautifully illustrated with many old engravings as well as contemporary imagery, "Sacred Number" covers basic counting systems and the widespread use of 20 important numbers from major religious texts; the importance of astronomy, geometry, and music to number quality; and how numbers affect architecture.
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