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The Golden Section: Nature's Greatest Secret (Wooden Books)

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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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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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Dr. Olson is one of the leading experts on the Golden Section, and an Associate Professor of Humanities at Ocala University, Florida.

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ISBN:
9780802715395
Author:
Olson, Scott
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Author:
Olsen, Scott
Subject:
History -- Philosophy.
Subject:
General Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematics -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Wooden Books
Publication Date:
October 2006
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 BandW illus throughout
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
6.47 x 6.23 x 0.455 in

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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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