A Beginner s Guide to Constructing the Universe

A Beginner s Guide to Constructing the Universe Author Michael S. Schneider
ISBN-10 9780062043160
Year 2014-04-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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The Universe May Be a Mystery, But It's No Secret Michael Schneider leads us on a spectacular, lavishly illustrated journey along the numbers one through ten to explore the mathematical principles made visible in flowers, shells, crystals, plants, and the human body, expressed in the symbolic language of folk sayings and fairy tales, myth and religion, art and architecture. This is a new view of mathematics, not the one we learned at school but a comprehensive guide to the patterns that recur through the universe and underlie human affairs. A Beginner's Guide to Constructing, the Universe shows you: Why cans, pizza, and manhole covers are round. Why one and two weren't considered numbers by the ancient Greeks. Why squares show up so often in goddess art and board games. What property makes the spiral the most widespread shape in nature, from embryos and hair curls to hurricanes and galaxies. How the human body shares the design of a bean plant and the solar system. How a snowflake is like Stonehenge, and a beehive like a calendar. How our ten fingers hold the secrets of both a lobster and a cathedral. And much more.

A beginner s guide to constructing the universe

A beginner s guide to constructing the universe Author Michael S. Schneider
ISBN-10 UVA:X002579266
Year 1994-11-10
Pages 351
Language en
Publisher Harpercollins
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Describes the mathematical bases of life, including consistent patterns of numbers and geometric figures that are found in physics, mythology, philosophy, and religion, and art

The Beginner s Guide to Constructing the Universe

The Beginner s Guide to Constructing the Universe Author Michael S. Schneider
ISBN-10 9780060926717
Year 1995-09-29
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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The Universe May Be a Mystery, But It's No Secret Michael Schneider leads us on a spectacular, lavishly illustrated journey along the numbers one through ten to explore the mathematical principles made visible in flowers, shells, crystals, plants, and the human body, expressed in the symbolic language of folk sayings and fairy tales, myth and religion, art and architecture. This is a new view of mathematics, not the one we learned at school but a comprehensive guide to the patterns that recur through the universe and underlie human affairs. A Beginner's Guide to Constructing, the Universe shows you: Why cans, pizza, and manhole covers are round. Why one and two weren't considered numbers by the ancient Greeks. Why squares show up so often in goddess art and board games. What property makes the spiral the most widespread shape in nature, from embryos and hair curls to hurricanes and galaxies. How the human body shares the design of a bean plant and the solar system. How a snowflake is like Stonehenge, and a beehive like a calendar. How our ten fingers hold the secrets of both a lobster and a cathedral. And much more.

Math for Mystics

Math for Mystics Author Renna Shesso
ISBN-10 1609252748
Year 2007-04-01
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Weiser Books
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Much of math history comes to us from early astrologers who needed to be able to describe and record what they saw in the night sky. Whether you were the king’s court astrologer or a farmer marking the best time for planting, timekeeping and numbers really mattered. Mistake a numerical pattern of petals and you could be poisoned. Lose the rhythm of a sacred dance or the meter of a ritually told story and the intricately woven threads that hold life together were spoiled. Ignore the celestial clock of equinoxes and solstices, and you’d risk being caught short of food for the winter. Shesso’s friendly tone and clear grasp of the information make the math “go down easy” in this marvelous book.

Sacred Geometry

Sacred Geometry Author Stephen Skinner
ISBN-10 1402765827
Year 2009
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
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A fascinating and inspirational look at the vital link between the hidden geometrical order of the universe, geometry in nature, and the geometry of the man-made world. The Da Vinci Code has awakened the public to the powerful and very ancient idea that religious truths and mathematical principles are intimately intertwined. Sacred Geometry offers an accessible way of understanding how that connection is revealed in nature and the arts. Over the centuries, temple builders have relied on magic numbers to shape sacred spaces, astronomers have used geometry to calculate holy seasons, and philosophers have observed the harmony of the universe in the numerical properties of music. By showing how the discoveries of mathematics are manifested over and over again in biology and physics, and how they have inspired the greatest works of art, this illuminating study reveals the universal principles that link us to the infinite.

Constructing the Universe

Constructing the Universe Author David Layzer
ISBN-10 0716750031
Year 1984
Pages 313
Language en
Publisher W H Freeman & Company
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Traces the history of theories about the nature of the universe, looks at the contributions of scientists from Copernicus to Einstein, and summarizes current theories of cosmic evolution

Geometry A Comprehensive Course

Geometry  A Comprehensive Course Author Dan Pedoe
ISBN-10 9780486131733
Year 2013-04-02
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Introduction to vector algebra in the plane; circles and coaxial systems; mappings of the Euclidean plane; similitudes, isometries, Moebius transformations, much more. Includes over 500 exercises.

How the World Is Made

How the World Is Made Author John Michell
ISBN-10 1594773246
Year 2009-10-21
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Inner Traditions
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Understanding the role of sacred geometry in cosmology and human affairs • Explains how ancient societies that grasped the timeless principles of sacred geometry were able to create flourishing societies • Illustrates the social and spiritual values in the natural progression of number • Contains more than 300 full-color drawings showing the interplay of number and sacred geometry Galileo described the universe as a large book written in the language of mathematics, which can only be read by those with knowledge of its characters--triangles, circles, and other geometrical figures. The laws of geometry are not human inventions. They are found ready-made in nature and hold a truth that is the same in all times and all places and is older than the world itself. In How the World Is Made John Michell explains how ancient societies that grasped the timeless principles of sacred geometry were able to create flourishing societies. His more than 300 full-color illustrations reveal the secret code within these geometrical figures and how they express the spiritual meanings in the key numbers of 1 through 12. For example, the number 8 and its octagon are symbols of peace and stability, the holy 7 and its seven-sided figure are connected to the world-soul. He identifies the various regular shapes and shows their constructions; their natural symbolism; their meetings, matings, and ways of breeding; and their functions within the universal order. Some are musical and structural, others relate to life and humanity. In the process of making these discoveries, Michell helps us see the world in a new light. Disparate shapes and their corresponding numbers are woven together, resolving themselves into an all-inclusive world image--that “pattern in the heavens,” as Socrates called it, “which anyone can find and establish within themselves.”

Sacred Number and the Origins of Civilization

Sacred Number and the Origins of Civilization Author Richard Heath
ISBN-10 9781594777196
Year 2006-12-26
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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An exploration of the origins and influences of number from prehistory to modern time • Reveals the deeper meaning of the symbols and esoteric knowledge of secret societies • Explains the numerical sophistication of ancient monuments • Shows how the Templar design for Washington, D.C., represents the New Jerusalem The ubiquitous use of certain sacred numbers and ratios can be found throughout history, influencing everything from art and architecture to the development of religion and secret societies. In Sacred Number and the Origins of Civilization, Richard Heath reveals the origins, widespread influences, and deeper meaning of these synchronous numerical occurrences and how they were left within our planetary environment during the creation of the earth, the moon, and our solar system. Exploring astronomy, harmony, geomancy, sacred centers, and myth, Heath reveals the secret use of sacred number knowledge in the building of Gothic cathedrals and the important influence of sacred numbers in the founding of modern Western culture. He explains the role secret societies play as a repository for this numerical information and how those who attempt to decode its meaning without understanding the planetary origins of this knowledge are left with contradictory, cryptic, and often deceptive information. By examining prehistoric and monumental cultures through the Dark Ages and later recorded history, Sacred Number and the Origins of Civilization provides a key to understanding the true role and meaning of number.

String Straightedge and Shadow

String  Straightedge  and Shadow Author Julia E. Diggins
ISBN-10 1938210093
Year 2012
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher
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Explains how the basic principles of elementary geometry were discovered over 2,000 years ago. Indicates the major roles played by the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece.

Geometry of Design

Geometry of Design Author Kimberly Elam
ISBN-10 1568982496
Year 2001
Pages 107
Language en
Publisher Princeton Architectural Press
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This work takes a close look at a broad range of 20th-century examples of design, architecture and illustration, revealing underlying geometric structures in their compositions.

The Loom of God

The Loom of God Author Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN-10 1402764006
Year 2009
Pages 287
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
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Previous ed. published in 1997 under the title: The loom of God: mathematical tapestries at the edge of time, by Plenum Press.

The Seven Mysteries of Life

The Seven Mysteries of Life Author Guy Murchie
ISBN-10 0395957915
Year 1999
Pages 690
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Mixing science with philosophy, the author contemplates what he perceives to be the seven mysteries of life, ranging from evolution to divinity

The Hidden Geometry of Life The Science and Spirituality of Nature

The Hidden Geometry of Life  The Science and Spirituality of Nature Author Karen L. French
ISBN-10 9781780288451
Year 2014-05-10
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Duncan Baird Publishers
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Encompassing nature, science, art, architecture, and spirituality, and illustrated with over 700 photographs and line drawings, The Hidden Geometry of Life illuminates the secret underpinnings of existence. In her trademark easy-to-understand style, mathematician Karen French shows how sacred geometry permeates every level of being, manifesting itself in simple shapes and numbers, music and sounds, light and color, even in the mysteries of creation itself. But these geometrical archetypes are more than the building blocks of reality: they are gateways to profound new levels of awareness.

Living in Gratitude

Living in Gratitude Author Angeles Arrien
ISBN-10 1604079843
Year 2013
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Sounds True
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What would happen if you made gratitude your focal point for one full year? With Living in Gratitude, Angeles Arrien invites you to find out. Integrating the latest teachings from social science with stories, prayers, and practices from cultures and traditions spanning the globe, she presents a 12-month plan for making gratitude your foundation for daily living. Opening with themes such as "Beginning Anew" and "The Power of Equanimity" and progressing to "Letting Be and Letting Go," "The Mystic Heart," and more, readers will steep themselves in "the parent of all virtues," exploring: - How to overcome habitual tendencies toward envy, comparison, and narcissism; - Blessings, learnings, mercies, and protections---the four portals to the grateful heart, and how to cultivate these key entryways in our work, relationships, health, finances, and personal growth; - Journaling and reflection exercises, perennial and indigenous wisdoms, and universal practices for every season and situation "The practice of gratitude bestows many benefits," writes Angeles Arrien. "Anger, arrogance, and jealousy melt in its embrace. Fear and defensiveness dissolve. Gratitude diminishes barriers to love and evokes happiness, keeping alive what has meaning for us." Living in Gratitude, is a dependable resource for making this cherished virtue your guiding light along life's journey. Contents January: Begin Anew Four Concerns of Soul Making - Hopi Reminders for Starting Anew - Renewed Innocence: Five Qualities of Children February: Attend to the Heart The Four -Chambered Heart - Spoken and Non-spoken Verses of Love - Dalai Lama's Practice of Cherishing Self and Others March: Compassionate Service Five Principles of Compassionate Service - Luck: Where Opportunity and Preparedness Intersect - Nabakov's "Thrill of Gratitude" April: Mercy and Atonement Spirituality of Empathy - States of Ingratitude - The Cultivation of Mercy and Forgiveness May: The Gift of Grace Grace, Gravitas, and Gratitude - Memorial Day and Aboriginal Dreamtime - Nine Practices of Excellence from Japan June: The Power of Equanimity Balance, Equanimity, and Renewal - Japanese Practice of Naiken - The Practice and Identification of Equanimity July: Embracing Nature Four Natural Qualities for Survival - Nature's Three Laws of Governance - Four Soul Retrieval Places in Nature August: Cultivating Peace Embracing Nonviolence: The Quaker Queries - Shifting Our Relationship to Conflict: Questions from the Talmud - Three Guidelines for Fair Fighting September: Opening to Guidance and Wisdom Seven Outer Practices of Highly Effective People - Seven Internal Practices for Developing Spirituality and Character - Five Principles of Optimum Health October: Letting Be and Letting Go Deeper Lessons of Living and Being Human - Longings and Belongings - Community and Celebration: Being a Social Architect November: Grateful Seeing The Breath of Thanks Practice - Indigenous Giveaway Practices - Grateful Seeking: Looking for Goodness and What Is Working December: The Mystic Heart The Holidays and the Mystic Heart - Two Kinds of Gratitude - Gift-Giving and Royal Generosity