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Sacred Number: The Secret Quality of Quantities
     

Sacred Number: The Secret Quality of Quantities

by Miranda Lundy, Adam Tetlow (Illustrator)
 

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,

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802714565
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
Wooden Books Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
852,166
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 6.89(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author

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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