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Golden Section: Nature's Greatest Secret

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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, ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802715395
  • Publisher: Walker & Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Series: Wooden Books Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 208,969
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.45 (d)

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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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  • Posted January 3, 2012

    The Perfect Introduction To One Of The Universe¿s Greatest Mysteries

    The so-called Golden Section has fascinated philosophers and scientists for thousands of years. Plato said that the universe was created as a moving image of eternity, moving according to number. The Golden Ratio is probably the most integral number to this moving image of eternity. Olsen¿s book offers a great introduction to this fascinating phenomena which should open the door to further inquiry in many fields. The physical world should never look the same again after reading this book!

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