Sacred Number: The Secret Quality of Quantities

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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 ...

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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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  • ISBN-13: 9780802714565
  • Publisher: Walker & Company
  • Publication date: 9/1/2005
  • Series: Wooden Books Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 6.89 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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

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